Meg Frost


Meg Frost joined the Political Science department in 2022. She is currently finishing her Ph.D. in Political Science at Vanderbilt University in the fields of Comparative Politics and International Relations. Her research interests include political and criminal violence, civil-military relations, human rights, and public opinion.  She also serves as the Assistant Director of the URI Center of Nonviolence and Peace Studies.

Originally from South Kingstown, RI, Meg earned a BA and MA at the University of Rhode Island. She has also interned at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Switzerland, was a Fulbright Student Fellow in Colombia, and participated in a Human Rights Studies Graduate Program in Spain. A certified Level-III Nonviolence trainer from the URI Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies, Meg frequently participates in URI’s International Summer Nonviolence Institute.

Meg teaches courses on International Relations, Political Violence, Foreign Policy, Political Behavior, and Latin American Politics.


Political and criminal violence, civil-military relations, human rights, public opinion, politics of Mexico, El Salvador, & Colombia


  • A.B.D., Political Science, Vanderbilt University
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Rhode Island
  • B.A., Political Science and Spanish, University of Rhode Island