Anne Della Guardia

Anne Della Guardia

PhD candidate

Department of International Relations

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Key Expertise
Displacement, Civil war, Environment + Conflict

About me

Anne is a comparative political geographer who researches the interconnections between forced migration and different forms of political violence. She is especially interested in the intersections of geography and non-state conflict, the long-term social legacies of displacement, and host-migrant relations. She is drawn to mixed methodologies and is currently developing expertise in the use of observational data, spatial analysis, and comparative case studies.

She is currently supported by the LSE Studentship Funding Scheme and continues to work as a research consultant for the World Bank on different projects in fragile and conflict-affected states. She has also previously worked as a researcher and analyst on security issues in the Sahel for a small research firm, and as a research assistant for the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security’s gender and justice projects.

Anne holds a Master's degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service where she concentrated on human security and post-conflict development. She holds a BA Honours degree in Geography from Concordia University in Montreal.

Although Anne is a dual citizen of France and the United States, she has spent most of her adult life in Canada where she is most at home. In her early career, she worked as a researcher in the development sector and later transitioned to communications roles that ranged from managing consular public relations to running public advocacy campaigns.

Research topic

The Geographies of Displacement, Horizontal Inequalities, and Communal Conflict

Academic supervisor

Milli Lake



Expertise Details

Displacement; Civil war; Environment + Conflict