Kara Griffin

Affiliate Research Assistant Professor





Ph.D. 2021 Southern Methodist University

BS Criminal Justice, Texas Christian University
BA Psychology and International Relations, Texas Christian University
MA Dispute Resolution & Conflict Management, Southern Methodist University
MA Anthropology, Southern Methodist University
PhD Anthropology, Southern Methodist University

Making Scents: Multispecies Teamwork, Security, and Affect Among Canine Search and Rescue Teams 

Kara completed undergraduate degrees in Psychology, Criminal Justice, and International Relations at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX, and a Masters in Dispute Resolution & Conflict Management at Southern Methodist University while working as a law enforcement professional.

Her research emphasis is a multi-sited study of human/animal interactions in disaster response operations. In her spare time, she volunteers with a K-9 search and rescue team.

Entered program in 2015

Region of Study:

East Asia


Kara Griffin