Research

My research interests lie broadly at the intersection of international law and domestic politics. One area of my research focuses on the impact of international humanitarian law on domestic accountability. I am working on a paper about under what conditions are perpetrators held accountable for sexual violence against children in armed conflicts. I am exploring the cases of ICC, ICTY, and ICTR.

The other area of interest examines under what conditions do rebel groups recruit and use child soldiers in armed conflicts. While some rebel groups use child soldiers, other rebel groups do not use children as soldiers. My goal is to explain this variation in rebel groups’ recruitment of child soldiers and under what conditions rebel groups pursue this strategy.