Sydney Litterer

Sydney  Litterer
  • PhD Student
  • School of Criminal Justice
  • BS 2019, University of Kentucky


Curriculum Vitae


Sydney Litterer is a doctoral student in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. Her primary research interest is violent extremism, with a focus on how extremists interact in online spaces, rationalize violence, and acquire social and political power in democratic countries. She is also interested in researching misinformation and disinformation. Sydney graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2019 with a B.S. in mechanical engineering and a certificate in peace studies. She has worked as a research assistant with the RAND Corporation since 2019.

Selected Publications

Assessing the Impact of Diverse Intermediate Force Capabilities and Integrating Them into Wargames for the U.S. Department of Defense and NATO (RR-A1544-1)

Year: 2023 Authors: Romita Grocholski, K., Savitz, S., Litterer, S., Cooper, M., McKinney, C., & Ziebell, A. Publisher: RAND Corporation

Network Logistics Games: Design and Implementation (RR-A470-2)

Year: 2023 Authors: Litterer, S., Brookes, J., Worman, S. & Shlapak, D. Publisher: RAND Corporation

An Assessment of the U.S. and Chinese Industrial Bases in Quantum Technology (RR-A869-1)

Year: 2022 Authors: Parker, E., Gonzales, D., Kochhar, A.K., Litterer, S., O'Connor, K., Schmid, J., Scholl, K., Silberglitt, R., Chang, J., Eusebi, C.A., & Harold, S.W. Publisher: RAND Corporation

How to Effectively Assess the Impact of Non-Lethal Weapons as Intermediate Force Capabilities (RR-A654-1)

Year: 2022 Authors: Romita Grocholski, K., Savitz, S., Wong, J.P., Litterer, S., Khan, R., & Cooper, M. Publisher: RAND Corporation

Measuring Strategic Readiness: Identifying Metrics for Core Dimensions (RR-A453-1)

Year: 2021 Authors: Martin, B., Linick, M.E., Fraade-Blanar, L., Gardner Burns, J., Foran, C., Romita Grocholski, K., Hastings, K.C., Litterer, S.J., Lynch, K.F., & Mondschein, J. Publisher: RAND Corporation