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Anna Simons
Professor
Department of Defense Analysis
Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-1809
Email: asimons (at) nps.edu
Web: faculty.nps.edu/asimons/
EDUCATION:
PhD - Harvard University, 1992
BA - Harvard College, 1979
NPS EXPERIENCE:
  • 2008-present: Professor, Department of Defense Analysis
  • 1998-2008: Associate Professor, Department of Defense Analysis
OTHER EXPERIENCE:
  • 1992 - 1998 - Assistant/Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 1996 - 1998 - Associate Director, African Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
TEACHING INTERESTS:
  • Military Advisor
  • Anthropology of Conflict
  • Low Intensity Conflict: Africa
  • Ethnic Conflict/Ethnonationalism
RESEARCH INTERESTS:
  • Ethnic Conflict
  • Military Anthropology
  • Strategic Culture
AWARDS:
  • Top 5%, RADM Schieffelin Award for Teaching Excellence, 2001
BOARDS/MEMBERSHIPS:
  • Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces & Society (council member)
  • Armed Forces & Society (editorial board)
  • Studies in Conflict & Terrorism (editorial board)
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: (View an extended list)
  • The Company They Keep: Life Inside the U.S. Army Special Forces. New York: The Free Press, 1997.
  • Networks of Dissolution: Somalia Undone. Boulder: Westview Press, 1995



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