Counterterrorism Senior Researcher, START
Katy Lindquist is a senior researcher specializing in the study of violent non-state actors (VNSAs), and the intersection between VNSAs, states, and ideology in shaping strategies of violence. Her work focuses on issues of political instability, countering violent extremism, and grey zone conflict. Prior to joining START, Katy was an analyst for EMC Research, a public-opinion research firm.
Katy graduated from the University of Chicago in 2017 with a Ph.D. in Political Science, where her research focused on high-intensity state sponsorship of VNSAs, and she received her A.B. in Government from Dartmouth College. She is a mixed-methods researcher in qualitative (comparative historical analysis), quantitative/statistical modeling, and survey methodologies.
Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis – This online graduate program provides participants with advanced education on the causes, dynamics and impacts of international and domestic terrorism.
Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Security and Terrorism Studies – This online graduate program prepares students to examine the complex social, political, economic, and psychological underpinnings of terrorist and other asymmetric security threats.
- University of Chicago, Ph.D., Political Science, 2017
- Dissertation: “Facing Revolutionary Realities: Understanding High-Intensity State Sponsorship of Non-State Actors”
- University of Chicago, M.A., Political Science, 2013
- Dartmouth College, A.B., Government, 2010
- Honors: summa cum laude, departmental honors, Phi Beta Kappa