Jacqueline DeMeritt

Assistant Professor of Political Science
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Wooten Hall 167
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Jacqueline DeMeritt is Assistant Professor of Political Science. She specializes in human rights, including explanations for rights violations as well as opportunities for international actors to protect vulnerable individuals. Current research focuses on how state leaders choose among repressive tools (torture, killing, disappearance, etc.), on how those leaders respond to international attempts to publicize widespread abuse, and on why low-level perpetrators participate in government-ordered slaughter. Other research interests include the application of quantitative methodology and formal theory to social scientific processes. Her work has appeared in such journals as the American Journal of Political Science and Conflict Management and Peace Science. She received her PhD from Florida State University in 2009