K. Anne Watson

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science & International Affairs

Annie Watson is a PhD candidate at the University of Georgia, with a major in comparative politics and a minor in political methodology. Her research focuses on human rights, women’s rights, and international law.


B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville 2013, Global Studies


More About

Originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, Annie started traveling with her family at a young age. These trips sparked her interest in other cultures and worldviews, an interest she followed to earn her BA in Global Studies from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2013.  A year after graduating summa cum laude from UTK, she accepted admission to the University of Georgia to pursue a fast-track PhD in comparative politics with a minor in political methodology. During her time at UGA, Annie has served as a research assistant, teaching assistant, and instructor of record.

Of Note
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (2018)
  • Christopher S. Allen Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Teaching (2018)
  • Future Faculty Fellow (2018-2019)
  • Interdisciplinary Certificate in University Teaching (in progress)
Research Interests

Annie’s research interests include human rights, international law, and women’s rights. Her most recent research regards factors that increase ratification of and compliance with international human rights treaties and the substantive representation of women’s interests in legislatures.