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Dr Anna Brinkman-Schwartz studied at Columbia University as an undergraduate and as a graduate at King's College London. After being awarded her doctorate she conducted post-doctoral research at the University of Warwick. Anna joined the Defence Studies Department in 2020.


Research Interests

  • History of strategic thinking (especially maritime) in the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • International law, particularly as it relates to neutrality, strategy, and warfare
  • The changing character of war

Her current research projects focus on the development of strategic thinking and international law during the Seven Years' War. She is also working on a project on women as strategic thinking and the informal networks that fostered strategic thinking in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.





  • "Fire No Guns, Shed No Tears: Channel Island Privateers, British Strategic Thinking, and the Politics of Neutrality" in The Channel Islands in Anglo-French Maritime Relations 1689-1918 eds. Andrew Lambert, Jean de Prenuef, and Colin Partridge, Boydell and Brewer (Summer 2021)
  • "Merchants of Fortune: British Foreign Policy in the Americas 1775-1782" in Economic Warfare and the Sea: Grand Strategy for Maritime Powers, eds. David Morgan-Owen and L. Halewood, (Liverpool University Press: 2020)