Jessica L. Beyer

Jessica Beyer


Jessica Beyer is a Research Scientist in the Henry M. Jackson School for International Studies and in the Technology & Social Change Group in the Information School. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Washington. Her research focuses on online social spaces and state-society relations. Much of her work explores the political mobilization emerging from highly populated online communities and focuses on actors such as Anonymous and other hacktivists, the Pirate Parties, and digital pirates. Her book, Expect Us: Online Communities and Political Mobilization was published by Oxford University Press in 2014.


  • University of Washington, Ph.D. Political Science, 2011
  • University of Washington, M.A. Political Science, 2005
  • University of Bath, U.K., M.A. International Studies, Trans-Atlantic Master’s Program, 2000
  • University of Washington, B.A. International Studies, Jackson School of International Studies, 1999