Andrea Vilan

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Princeton School of Public & International Affairs

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I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs and hold a Ph.D. in Political Science from UCLA. My research focuses on the impact of domestic politics on international cooperation. I am working on a book project that explores domestic contestation of international human rights norms. In particular, I study how human rights treaties activate social conflict over distribution and morality, mobilizing activists against the incorporation of human rights standards and pressuring governments to violate treaty commitments. The manuscript is based on my dissertation, which won the American Political Science Association’s 2019 award for the best dissertation in the field of human rights.