Anna Krift is an associate professor of International Relations in the College of Liberal Education at Lynn University. She teaches several courses on International Relations as well as Comparative Foreign Policy, European Politics and History, International Diplomacy, Latin American Politics and History, Politics of Development, and Women and Politics. She also teaches in the Dialogues of Learning. Courses she has recently developed and taught in the Dialogues of Self and Society are “Global Crises: Individual Response and Responsibility” and “The Responsible Citizen: Awareness and Action in Today’s Global Society.”
As co-chair of the Dialogues of Innovation, she helped develop and launch Lynn’s inaugural January Term, or J-Term, consisting of 74 course opportunities taking place on-campus or as domestic or international programs abroad. In the 2010 J-Term, Krift taught the course “Talking Trash and Tracking Turtles Take Two” and co-taught another on “Local Service: Global Impact.” As director of the Center for Global Education and Citizenship, she has also had a contributing role in the numerous international education opportunities for students. She has guided students on the Puerto Rico/Costa Rica Academic Program Abroad. And three times she led students on the Alternative for Academic Adventure Land Tour throughout Florida. She also assisted on the Academic Adventure to Mexico and the Spain Study Tour.
Krift completed her Ph.D. at the University of Miami in the summer of 2004. The topic of her dissertation was the “Effectiveness of Foreign Assistance in Central America: The Case of Hurricane Mitch.” Prior to conducting fieldwork in the region for the dissertation, she spent two years in Costa Rica researching the country’s first women voters as a Fulbright fellow. While there, she founded and taught in a kindergarten and also instructed English. An avid supporter of international education, she encourages students to participate in study abroad opportunities.
- B.A., Eckerd College
- Ph.D., University of Miami
- International relations
- Latin American politics
- International development
- Foreign policy
- Women and politics
Areas of Scholarship and Professional Practice
- Fulbright grant recipient and program advisor
- First women voters in Costa Rica
- Fulbright Fellow, Costa Rica, 1995-1996
- Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society
- University of Miami Department Scholarship