Meredith is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Michigan and visiting fellow at George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs. Her research explores the development of state security organizations and their impact on state repression. For her dissertation, she investigates the formation of various types of security forces and, once formed, how certain attributes and mixtures of these forces impact human rights abuse within the state.
Her current projects include examining government delegation of force to local non-state actors, understanding whether military interventions limit state-sponsored killings, and how the state security apparatus impacts systematic human right practices.
Before beginning graduate school, Meredith worked at The Boeing Company on foreign military sales.