Kerry Ann Carter Persen

Kerry Ann Carter Persen

Postdoctoral Fellow

Stanford University
Encina Hall, C229 - Desk 1
Stanford, CA 94305-6165

(650) 723-9742 (voice)

Research Interests

Countering violent extremism | Terrorism | Religious violence | Tolerance | Islam | Southeast Asia


Kerry Ann Carter Persen is a Postdoctoral Fellow at CISAC for the 2018-2019 academic year. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at Stanford University in 2018.  Her research focuses on the obstacles to countering violent extremism and the impact of transnational extremism on political behavior in the Islamic World.  Her current book project explores the microfoundations of moderate mobilization against radical groups in Indonesia. 
Kerry’s research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Institute for Peace, the Horowitz Foundation, the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), and the Vice Provost for Graduate Education at Stanford University, among others.
Prior to graduate school, Kerry spent a Fulbright year in Indonesia and worked at the U.S-Indonesia Society in Washington, D.C. She graduated summa cum laude from Bowdoin College with a double major in Government and Economics.