Researcher Bio

Primary Investigator

Dr. Christina Cliff is an assistant professor of political science, security studies, at Franklin Pierce University. Prior to that, she taught political science at the University of Idaho.


  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Idaho

  • M.A., National Security Studies, American Military University

  • M.A., Political Science, American Military University

  • Graduate Certificate, Intelligence Analysis, American Military University

  • B.A., Social Sciences, Washington State University

Courses Taught

  • Ethics and Terrorism

  • Politics of Terrorism

  • Weapons of Mass Destruction

  • Global Security & Diplomacy

  • Comparative Genocide

  • Political Violence and Revolutions


Meili Criezis is a Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET) Associate Fellow and her research focuses on terrorist propaganda, domestic and international violent extremism across ideologies, and extremist networks in online spaces.