Amanda C. Skuldt
— B.A. Political Science, Simmons College, Boston Mass.
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Amanda Skuldt is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Texas-Austin. Her main areas of interest are political violence, state formation, and the relationship between state sovereignty and non-state actors such as pirates and terrorists. Her dissertation focuses on the question of under what conditions will state leaders provide terrorist groups access to state resources. Using a data set constructed specifically for this project, she examines the combined effects of particular international and domestic variables on leader's propensity for choosing terrorist group support as a policy option. This data is then examined in depth through qualitative case studies.
Her work on terrorism and foreign policy has been published in the International Studies Compendium (Routledge 2010) and she is currently writing a book on the resurgence of right wing extremism and the Oklahoma City Bombing for Routledge (forthcoming 2015) in addition to preparing her dissertation for defense and publication.