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Rebecca Cordell

Postdoc Research Assoc nb2008
Post Doctoral Scholars, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3902

Rebecca is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of Politics and Global Studies. She received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Essex in 2017. Rebecca is also a Research Fellow at the Michael Nicholson Centre for Conflict and Cooperation at the University of Essex.

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Research Interests

Rebecca's research interests include international conflict and cooperation, political violence, state repression, human rights, indigenous governance and comparative politics. She works on the Sub-national Analysis of Repression Project (SNARP) with Thorin M Wright, Reed M Wood, Christopher J Fariss and K Chad Clay - funded by the National Science Foundation. Rebecca also works with Florian G Kern and Kristian Skrede Gleditsch on the Traditional Actors and Federal State Authorities in Interaction: Explaining Patterns of Security and Conflict Across American Indian Reservations Project - funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation. Rebecca received the Steven C. Poe Best Graduate Student Paper Award in 2017 for her paper entitled 'Classified Cooperation: Post 9/11 Security Alliances and Human Rights Preferences'.


Rebecca Cordell. 2018. Security-Civil Liberties Trade-offs: International Cooperation in Extraordinary Rendition. International Interactions, Forthcoming

Rebecca Cordell. 2018. Measuring extraordinary rendition and international cooperation: A response to Blakeley and Raphael. International Area Studies Review, Forthcoming

Rebecca Cordell. 2017. Measuring Extraordinary Rendition and International Cooperation. International Area Studies Review, 20(2)