Hi, my name is Jillienne Haglund (Ph.D. 2014, Florida State University) and I am an Assistant Professor in the Political Science department at the University of Kentucky. My primary research interests fall broadly in the fields of international relations and comparative politics. More specifically, I am interested in human rights, international organizations, international law, domestic political institutions, and quantitative methodology. Existing work suggests that because international legal bodies lack formal enforcement authority, they exhibit little to no influence on state behavior. My work seeks to better illuminate the extent to which international law constrains state behavior. Specifically, I draw connections across international relations and comparative politics by investigating relationships among international and domestic political institutions.

I received my B.A. in political science from Montana State University – Bozeman in 2007. I earned an M.A. in political science from the University of Memphis in 2009 and received┬ámy Ph.D. from Florida State University in the Summer of 2014. I held a post doctoral position at Washington University in St. Louis from Fall 2014-Spring 2015.