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

Tara Trask is a doctoral student at the University of Georgia. Her research interests include the intersection of political violence and international organizations.

Tara Trask continued on for her PhD in political science after earning her Masters here at UGA.  Most of her research builds off of her Master’s Thesis on the European Union and dissent groups’ tactics, to more broadly understand how dissent groups change their behavior when certain institutions or circumstances change. She is a successful and experienced educator, having taught at UGA and for Duke’s Talent Identification Program for exceptional high school students. She currently serves as the President for Graduate Students in Political Science and International Affairs.

  • M.A., University of Georgia 2015, Political Science & International Affairs
  • B.A., Mississippi State University 2013, Political Science
Research Interests

My research interests focus on the interactions of international organizations with political violence, in the form of dissent or terrorist groups, and the consolidation of democracy. I am particularly interested in what kinds of institutions or actors affect how these groups choose their tactics.