About Courtenay Conrad

Associate Professor

Political Science

University of California, Merced

Fields: Comparative, IR

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Email: cconrad2@ucmerced.edu

Website: http://www.courtenayconrad.com

Google Scholar profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=e5Mcx2QAAAAJ&hl=en

WAKS profile: http://www.womenalsoknowstuff.com/profile/courtenay%20r.-conrad-1

Twitter profile: @ConradCourtenay

Biographical sketch and research interests

Courtenay R. Conrad is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Merced and the International Relations Field Editor for the Journal of Politics. Her research and teaching focus primarily on political violence and human rights, particularly on how repressive agents make decisions in the face of domestic and international institutional constraints. Her most recent work focuses on the effect of law on police violence in the United States and abroad. She is also interested in international organizations, with a particular focus on legislative procedure in the United Nations. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation; published in top journals including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics; and referenced in media outlets including the Washington Post and Discovery News. Her book, Contentious Compliance: Dissent and Repression Under International Human Rights Law (with Emily Hencken Ritter), was published in 2019 by Oxford University Press.