Jaclyn A. Kerr

Research Interests

Internet Governance; Information and Communication Technologies in Politics; Authoritarian and Hybrid Regimes; Protest Movements; Media Systems; Civil Society; Transnational Activism; Norm Diffusion; Politics of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia

Bio

Jackie Kerr is currently a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary (STAS), where she advises on digital technology policy, particularly as it pertains to human rights, democracy, and national security. From 2016 to 2019, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where she conducted research on cybersecurity and cyber domain strategy, disinformation and information warfare, digital authoritarianism, and the national security implications of emerging digital technologies. Dr. Kerr was a cybersecurity predoctoral fellow at CISAC, a Science and Technology Policy Fellow with with the Cyber Security Project at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, a Visiting Scholar at Harvard's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and has held research fellowships in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Qatar. She has previous professional experience as a software engineer with Comcast and Symantec. Dr. Kerr holds a Ph.D. and MA in Government from Georgetown University, and an MA in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and BAS in Mathematics and in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Stanford University.