Dr. Tara Lai Quinlan is an experienced lawyer and criminologist researching issues of policing, terrorism, criminal justice, and countering violent extremism (CVE). Dr. Quinlan's work involves research in both the United States and United Kingdom. Dr. Quinlan has authored numerous of articles, Op Ed pieces, book chapters, and reports on policing, terrorism and criminal justice issues. Prior to her current academic appointment, Dr. Quinlan practiced law in New York. Dr. Quinlan received a Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law, an LLM from King's College London, and PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science.