PhD: Georgetown University; MPP: Harvard Kennedy School; BS: University of Iowa
Research Interests: Military Science; Political Psychology; National Security
Dr. Kelsey L. Larsen is an Assistant Professor of American Politics and Security Studies in the School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs, specializing in the American military and U.S. national security decision-making. Her inter-disciplinary research explores the intersection of stress, trauma, and political decision-making, with a focus on combat experiences and veterans’ political participation. She has published her work in journals including Political Psychology and Armed Forces & Society, as well as book chapters in the fields of veterans’ mental health and mindfulness. In addition to prior service in organizations including the Institute for Women, Peace and Security, the European Union, and the U.S. Department of State, Dr. Larsen has taught political science and methodology courses at Georgetown University, James Madison University, Johns Hopkins University, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.