Associate Professor of Political Science
Emily Ritter is Associate Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University. 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. Different projects contribute to scholarship on international human rights institutions, law, and practice; domestic conflict between national governments and groups from the population; international governance and legal institutions; and political methodology. Game theory and quantitative statistical analysis are the primary methods she uses to approach inference. She has published articles in the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Peace Research, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Studies Quarterly, the Review of International Organizations, and the Journal of Theoretical Politics. Her first book, co-authored with Courtenay R. Conrad, is currently under contract at Oxford University Press.