Courtenay R. Conrad

I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Merced. My primary research and teaching interests include political violence, human rights, international organizations, and comparative political institutions. The majority of my work focuses on how executives make decisions regarding state repression in the face of domestic and international institutional constraints. My research has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and the Journal of Peace Research, among others. You can also find me on the Scholar’s Strategy Network.

Courtenay R. Conrad

Assistant Professor of Political Science

University of California, Merced

5200 North Lake Road

Merced, California 95340

Office: SSM 251B


Phone: (209) 228-2311