Research Interests

My research explores the effects international organizations can have on human rights outcomes and political behavior. Currently, my projects examine how human rights naming and shaming can influence voting behavior, political survival of incumbents, and public opinion.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

“Democracy & Police Violence.” 2018. Research & Politics 5(1): 1-8. with Joshua Jackson and Daniel Hill.

“Publicity and Perceptions of Risk: The Effects of HRO Naming and Shaming on Sovereign Credit Rating”, 2020. Journal of Human Rights 19(3): 379-391. with Stephen Bagwell.

Works in Progress

“The Effects of Human Rights Shaming on Information and the Vote”.

“Shamed and Exiled? INGOs, Human Rights Shaming, and Leader Survival”, with K. Chad Clay.

“Bait and Switch: Human Rights Shaming and the Substitution of Stealth Torture”.

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