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Jessica Beyer

Research Scientist/Lecturer

University of Washington



Cybersecurity Education Government Information Technology International Policy Legislation National Security Policy Research

Jessica Beyer is a research scientist and lecturer at the University of Washington in the Jackson School of International Studies where she teaches cybersecurity policy related courses. She is also the co-lead of the Jackson School’s cybersecurity initiative and holds a PhD in political science. Her current research focuses on cybersecurity issues, particularly non-state actors and international security. Her past research explored political mobilization emerging from highly populated online communities and focused on actors such as Anonymous and other hacktivists, the Pirate Parties, and digital pirates. She wrote a book called Expect Us: Online Communities and Political Mobilization. Expect Us is published with Oxford University Press in the Digital Politics series. The book is based on her dissertation, which won an award in 2012 from the Association of Internet Researchers.