PhD Sociology, Northwestern University
Anna Hanson is a Postdoctoral Fellow working on the ERC funded project Bombs, Banks and Sanctions: A Sociology of the Transnational Legal Field of Nuclear Nonproliferation, with Grégoire Mallard serving as the PI. She earned her PhD and Master’s degrees in sociology at Northwestern University where she worked on two areas of international/legal sociology. First, her dissertation research examined the post 9/11 transnational regulatory system of anti-money laundering/counter-terrorism financing which examined how various international actors navigate their desire to minimize geo-political risk (i.e. terrorism), through financial regulation and increased transparency, with the unintended consequence of increased financial insecurity and financial risk. Secondly, she worked on a collaborative project dealing with issues surrounding human rights, atrocity crimes and legal cynicism caused by the 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq.