Peer-Reviewed Books

Regional Courts, Domestic Politics, and the Struggle for Human Rights. 2020. Cambridge University Press.

  • Replication Files (coming soon)

Violence Against Women and the Law, with David L. Richards. 2015. Routledge.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“From Litigation to Rights: The Case of the European Court of Human Rights,” with Ryan Welch. Forthcoming at International Studies Quarterly.

“Overlapping Human Rights Institutions: Introducing the Women’s Rights Recommendations Digital Database (WR2D2),” with Courtney Hillebrecht. 2020. Journal of Peace Research 57(5): 648-657.

“International Institutional Design and Human Rights: The Case of the Inter-American Human Rights System.” 2019. Conflict Management and Peace Science 36(6): 608-625.

Enforcement of Sexual Violence Law in Post-Civil Conflict Societies,” with David Richards. 2018. Conflict Management and Peace Science 35(3): 280-295.

“Torture Allegations as Events Data: Introducing the Ill-Treatment and Torture (ITT) Specific Allegation Data,” with Courtenay R. Conrad and Will H. Moore. 2014. Journal of Peace Research. 51(3):429-438.

“Disaggregating Torture Allegations: Introducing the Ill-Treatment and Torture (ITT) Country-Year Data,” with Courtenay R. Conrad and Will H. Moore. 2013. International Studies Perspectives 14(2): 199-220.


National Science Foundation Grant, Law and Social Sciences Program. 2018. “Collaborative Research: Examining Compliance with Rights Regimes.” SES-1823804 (UK) & SES-1823771 (Nebraska-Lincoln). Co-Principal Investigator (with Courtney Hillebrecht). Project Award: $269,676 [UK award: $110,354 2018]

Other Publications

Exploring the Consequences of the Normative Gap in Legal Protections Addressing Violence Against Women,” with David Richards. 2018. In The Legal Protection of Women from Violence: Normative Gaps in International Law, eds. Rashida Manjoo and Jackie Jones. New York: Routledge.

Working Papers

“Lobbying, Access Points, and the Protection of Human Rights,” with Kimberly Fruge and Sean Ehrlich. Under review.

“International Human Rights Recommendations at Home: Women’s Rights Recommendations Digital Database: Compliance (WR2D2: Compliance),” with Courtney Hillebrecht and Hannah Read. Under review.

“Post-civil War Egalitarianism: How Ex-combatant Women Become A Politically Active Force for Change,” with Eteri Tsintsadze-Maass. Revising for submission.