Lauren Pinson

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Graduate School Student


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Lauren Pinson is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Yale University (degree expected in December 2019). She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House. Her primary research focuses on the governance of cross-border illicit trafficking, particularly of drugs and small arms. Pinson has been a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow, an ISPS Graduate Policy Fellow, a P.E.O. Scholar, and a Frank M. Patterson Fellow. NSF’s Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide, the Research Council of Norway, the Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO), and the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale have supported her research. Prior to starting at Yale, Pinson worked as a senior researcher and project manager at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. She holds an AB in International Affairs and an MPA from the University of Georgia

Areas of Interest

  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics

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