Jessica Trisko Darden

Non-Resident Fellow

Dr. Jessica Trisko Darden is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Virginia Commonwealth University, a non-resident research fellow in the Program on Extremism at George Washington University, and an affiliate at William & Mary’s Global Research Institute. Dr. Trisko Darden’s research interests include foreign aid, gender, and security. She is the author of Aiding and Abetting: US Foreign Assistance and State Violence, which argues that foreign assistance can aggravate repression in recipient countries. She is also the co-author of Women as War Criminals: Gender, Agency, and Justice. Dr. Trisko Darden is frequently published in The Conversation. Recently, she has written in the Washington Post on the use of gender by protestors in Myanmar and in War on the Rocks on international law’s blind spot for female war criminals.