Kathryn Lindquist is a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago, specializing in international relations and security studies. Her research interests include the intersection of domestic and international conflict in cases of violence against civilians, both inside and outside of conflict zones. Methodologically, she employs multi-method quantitative and qualitative designs and is particularly interested in the critical, bounded application of quantitative methods to addressing substantive questions of political violence. Her dissertation focuses on the causes of patterns of state sponsorship of terrorist groups, exploring both ideological and geopolitical dimensions of this complex and misunderstood foreign policy.

Born and raised in the Chicago area, she received an AB in Government from Dartmouth College before coming back to Chicago in 2011 to pursue her PhD.