Jillian Foster

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Graduate School Student


Jillian J. Foster is pursuing doctoral study in Political Science at Yale. Her research centers around gendered decision-making and violent political behavior. Prior to Yale, Jillian spent nearly a decade leading monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and research projects with a special focus on peacebuilding, violent extremism, humanitarian assistance, and gender-based violence in fragile states.



  • M.A., Applied Quantitative Research (Data Science), New York University, 2015
  • M.A., Gender Studies, University College London (University of London), 2010
  • B.Sc., Economics, California Polytechnic State University, 2007

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  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations