Gino Pauselli

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Ph.D. Student in International Relations

I'm a PhD candidate in Political Science and Master's candidate in Statistics. My research examines how multiple actors contribute to progress on and backlash against human rights around the world. In his dissertation, I study how criticism from states leads to the expansion and contraction of rights granted to the LGBT community. In another set of projects, I explore the role of NGOs in the promotion and protection of human rights in the Inter-American human rights system, how rising powers shift states' preferences toward human rights, and how anxieties about territorial sovereignty negatively affect the enjoyment of basic human rights. My work has been published or is forthcoming in International Studies QuarterlyPS: Political Science & Politics, and Latin American Politics and Society.