Jessica Trisko Darden is Associate Director of Bridging the Gap and Assistant Professor at the School of International Service at American University. She is the lead investigator for the Women in Combat Roles (WiCR) Data Project, which seeks to measure and analyze women’s participation in national militaries and armed groups from the Second World War until the present day.
Jessica has published policy commentary in a variety of outlets, including The Baltimore Sun, The Huffington Post, Newsweek, and The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage Blog. She has been interviewed by BBC Radio, CNN, The Globe and Mail, The Wall Street Journal, and The Today Show, among others. She was formerly a Visiting Scholar with the Program on Order, Conflict and Violence at Yale University and holds a Ph.D. in political science from McGill University.