Anna Meier is a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she is also a Law & Society graduate fellow with the University of Wisconsin Law School. She studies how governments construct the concept of "terrorism" and formulate national security policy in response. Her research has received support from the Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence at UW–Madison and the Wisconsin Project on International Relations, and is published or forthcoming in International Studies Quarterly, The Oxford Handbook of Behavioral Political Science, Lawfare, Political Violence at a Glance, and The Washington Post. Anna is also an activist with the Teaching Assistants' Association, UW–Madison's graduate labor union, and has worked on issues of equity and justice in the academy at the local and national levels. Prior to grad school, Anna worked in Washington, DC for the START Consortium and the Project On Government Oversight. She holds a master's degree in political science from UW–Madison and bachelor's degrees in international relations and modern languages from Knox College.