Anna Scott Bell holds an MA in Asian Studies from Georgetown’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, with a concentration in Chinese Politics and Security, and an MA in Theology from Regent College in Vancouver, Canada, where she studied religion in China. Her research has focused on human rights in Asia, and in particular on issues related to religion, religious freedom, and civil society.
During her graduate career, Anna interned at the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, the East-West Center, and the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. She was an editor at the Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs and served as Asian Studies representative to Georgetown Women in International Relations (GWIA). Recipient of several program fellowships, she also participated in Japan’s Kakehashi Program. Anna is originally from Seattle, but has also lived in China, Canada, and Nicaragua. She speaks advanced Mandarin Chinese, and lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and her dog.