Anna graduated with a first-class degree in International Relations from The University of Edinburgh before pursuing an MSc in Social and Cultural Anthropology at University College London (UCL). During her postgraduate studies, she developed concentrated interests in intersectional feminism, gender, and queer theory. This culminated in a master’s thesis on the relationship between gender, performance, and masculinity based on the findings of a two-month period of field research in New York City.
At CFFP, Anna leads our programme on Feminist Peace and Security. In collaboration with partners and donors such as the German Federal Foreign Office, the Stimson Center, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, GIZ, Microsoft, and the Heinrich-Böll Foundation, Anna has led and developed initiatives on the International Arms Trade and Gender-based Violence, Including LGBTQI* Voices and Perspectives in Women, Peace, and Security, the Militarisation of Germany’s Foreign Policy, and the Militarisation of Cyberspace. Anna also led the planning and organisation of the First Ever Feminist Foreign Policy Summit, which took place at the Embassy of Canada in Berlin in April 2022.
Prior to joining CFFP, Anna worked with the ‘Next Generation Democracy’ programme at the World Leadership Alliance in Madrid and as a UN Online Volunteer, providing research and editorial support to the Tanzania Development Trust and Education Watch Pakistan.