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Alexandria J. Nylen

Professional Title: 

Ph.D. Candidate


Thompson 712


Office Hours: 

Spring 2019: Mondays 4:00-5:00pm; Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm


M.A. Peace and Justice Studies, Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego (2013); B.A. Communication Studies, University of San Diego (2011)


I study international relations, international legal studies and comparative politics. I am currently writing a dissertation on transnational activism against armed drones. 


International Relations, International Law, Human Rights, Human Security, U.S. Foreign Policy, INGOs/NGOs, Social Movements


Nylen, Alexandria and Charli Carpenter. "Questions of Life or Death? De-Constructing Human Rights Norms in Public Opinion Polls." European Journal of International Security, vol. 4, no. 2, 2019, pp. 142-162.

Nylen, Alexandria. "Frontier Justice: International Law and 'Lawless Spaces' in the 'War Against Terrorists.'" Accepted (2019), European Journal of International Relations.

Manuscripts in Progress or Under Review

Carpenter, Charli, Alexander Montgomery and Alexandria Nylen. "Whither the Public Conscience? How Fictionalized Survey Vignettes Impact Public Opinion on the Laws of War."  Working Paper (2019), UMass-Amherst.

Nylen, Alexandria. “Issue Framing Differentials and the European Forum on Armed Drones.” Working Paper (2019), UMass-Amherst.

Curriculum Vitae: 

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