Emily Hencken Ritter


I am an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of California, Merced. I received my PhD from Emory University. Before coming to Merced, I spent three years as an assistant professor at the University of Alabama. My research and teaching interests include international human rights institutions, law, and practice; domestic conflict between the state and citizen groups; international governance and legal institutions; and institutional solutions to bargaining and cooperation problems. My methodological approaches include game theoretic modeling as well as quantitative methodology.

My research focuses primarily on the effects of international and domestic institutions on state repression and domestic conflict; see the research page for more information on current and future projects. See the teaching page for information about courses and syllabi.

The views, opinions, and conclusions expressed in this page are those of the author and not necessarily those of The University of California or its officers and trustees. The content of this page has not been reviewed or approved by the University of California, and the author is solely responsible for its content.

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Assistant Professor of Political Science

School of Social Sciences,    

    Humanities, and Arts

University of California, Merced

5200 North Lake Road

Merced, CA  95343

Office: SSM 251A

eritter [at] ucmerced [dot] edu