Andy Bunnell

Ph.D. 2022, (2019 Cohort)

Dissertation Project

Intersection of Religion and International Affairs.

Professional Background

Faith-based NGOs, Advocacy, Fundraising




Andy’s research is focused on the growing field of transnational religion and politics, with post-Soviet Russia as the primary frame.  He is interested in exploring how Christian and Islamic missionary movements and interactions in the post-Cold War period may provide a better understanding of group reflexivity in periods of rapid change and social uncertainty.  His research focus has partially developed from his work experiences across Eurasia in more than thirty countries.

Before starting PhD studies, Andy earned a MA in international affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and a Mst in history from the University of Cambridge that focused on a global perspective of America.

Paper(s) Presented

“Enlightened Evangelicals: the subversive architects of progressive religious and civil liberties,” British Association for the Study of Religions Annual Conference, 2017

Awards and Fellowships

Mykut Fellowship, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, 2019