Erin Baggott received her B.A. in Government and Economics from Harvard College in 2008, magna cum laude, and her M.Sc. in Modern Chinese Studies from the University of Oxford in 2009. Her research interests include security studies, development, China, and the Middle East. She was previously awarded a Harvard University Michael von Clemm Fellowship and a Fulbright Scholarship and has worked at the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the US Embassy in Beijing, and the United Nations in Rome.