Kate Hammerberg
Associate Research Analyst


Kate Hammerberg is an expert in terrorism, radicalization, and behavioral analysis. Her recent research has included projects related to information warfare, special operations, and terrorism.

Prior to joining CNA, Hammerberg worked in research and policy for the RAND Corporation, the Gabonese government, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Navy.

Hammerberg has a background in political science, political psychology, and survey research methodology. She holds an M.A. from the George Washington University, where she was one of the Elliott School's funded field research fellows, an Elliott School Merit Fellow, and a recipient of President Barack Obama's National Public Service Award.


June 1, 2018

Megan McBride and Kate Hammerberg discuss their latest paper Exploring the Utility of Memes for U.S. Government Influence Campaigns on The Loopcast podcast.

The Loopcast: “Exploring the Utility of Memes for U.S. Government Influence Campaigns”

April 25, 2018

The speed at which information spreads today presents challenges to the United States, as state and non-state adversaries use this capability to spread disinformation. As the U.S. government looks for ways to counter adversarial disinformation campaigns, it is overlooking a potentially valuable tool: memes. Read more.

February 13, 2018

In a new report, CNA analysts have undertaken an effort to map the Russian media environment and examine Russian decision-making as it relates to the media through a series of scenarios that range from crisis to steady state. Read more.