Elizabeth (Lizzie) Brannon is a Post-Doctoral Fellow with a joint appointment at the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy and at Oxfam America.
The goal of this position is to contribute to the mission of both organizations through collaborative research on policy-relevant questions related to women’s leadership and feminist U.S. foreign policy.
Dr. Brannon received her Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University in 2021. From 2020-2021, she was a Peace and Security Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace and Minerva Institute. Lizzie Brannon’s fields of study are International Relations and Quantitative Research Methodology. Her primary research interests include gender, conflict, peacebuilding, and post-war politics. A significant portion of her research is devoted to understanding how women’s political representation increases after war and its implications for foreign policy. Beyond this, her research also considers women’s inclusion in conflict and post-conflict processes, including rebel groups, peace processes, and women’s organizations. Lizzie graduated with honors from James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Virginia) in 2017 with a B.A. in International Relations and minors in Humanitarian Affairs and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies.