Erica Lally

My research interests center on the tensions between national security and civil liberties in the United States during the long 20th Century .

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I am particularly interested in the intersection of gender, race, citizenship, and empire, as well as in the emergence of the national security state. My dissertation focuses on the history of the American Protective League during the First World War. Before coming to Georgetown, I worked at the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) and completed a Fulbright Research Grant in Moscow, Russia. I hold a M.A. in International Relations and Economics, with a focus in Strategic Studies, from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a B.A. in International Studies from Dickinson College.