Emily Ritter (Emory University PhD, 2010) is an Associate Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Political Science Department at Vanderbilt University. Before her current position, she held posts at the University of Alabama and the University of California, Merced. Her research centers on the effects of international legal institutions on the strategic relationship between government repression and dissent activities, with particular attention to the methodological implications for causal inference that stem from strategic conflict behavior. Her book Contentious Compliance: Dissent and Repression under International Human Rights Law, co-written with Courtenay R. Conrad, was published by Oxford University Press. You can find her on Twitter @EmilyHRitter.
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