Jennifer Barnes is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Vanderbilt University. Jennifer’s research focuses on questions regarding state repression, human rights, and how these concepts can be best measured and evaluated. Her dissertation project evaluates how actor agency and the process of delegation affect policies of repression and the occurrence of human rights abuses by state agents, particularly physical integrity rights violations. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and an M.A. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University.
Margaret (Meg) Frost is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Vanderbilt University. Meg’s research centers on how citizens interact with (state and nonstate) security forces in environments affected by crime, violence, and humanitarian crises. Her dissertation examines how citizens view militarized policing, using evidence from Mexico’s criminal conflict. In the ROCCA lab, she is co-author with Dr. Cassy Dorff on a project that researches confrontations between state security forces and organized criminal groups in Mexico. She holds a BA in Political Science and Spanish and MAs in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island and Vanderbilt University.
Colin Henry is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at Vanderbilt University. Colin’s research interests include rebel group organization, civilian victimization, and text-as-data. His dissertation research focuses on how internet communication infrastructure shapes how rebel groups make strategic decisions. In the ROCCA lab, he is a co-author with Professor Dorff and a Graduate Student RA. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Bucknell University and a M.A. in Political Science from the University of New Mexico, and is an avid programmer.
Heesun Yoo is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Vanderbilt University. Her dissertation project examines state-crime relations from a political economy perspective. She is a co-author with Professor Coe and Professor Schram on a project examining the effectiveness of terrorism. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Sogang University and an M.A. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University.