Erin Parsons is a Graduate Fellow with NAADSN and a Research Master’s student in International Studies at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals. She received a BA in Chinese and International Relations from the University of Oregon Clark Honors College.
Erin is also currently a Graduate Research Assistant for the EU Horizon 2020 funded Trust in Governance and Regulation in Europe (TiGRE) project and a Virtual Student Federal Service intern for the United States Office of the Director of National Intelligence. She has lived and worked in the United States, China, Spain and Germany in the fields of law, policy, research and diplomacy. Her research interests are in security, governance, Chinese foreign policy, and Arctic diplomacy. Erin will contribute to NAADSN by researching terrorism narratives in Canada.