Meredith is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Michigan and visiting fellow at the George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs.

Her work examines the nature and consequence of state power. In her dissertation, “State allocation of force in civil conflict,” she examines the state’s strategic delegation of coercive force in civil conflicts and the unintended consequences of those actions. The common theme across her research is understanding why and how states project force in historical and contemporary contexts, in addition to exploring the abuses of  coercive institutions once created.  Her studies have implications for research on war, civil-military relations, and stability. 

Before beginning graduate school, Meredith worked at The Boeing Company on foreign military sales.

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