Katherine Beall

Visiting Lecturer in Political Science

I am a 2022-2023 Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

My book project examines the decision by leaders in some regions of the Global South to delegate authority to enforce human rights to their regional organizations. I argue that they did so in order to maintain self-determination over international rules, especially in response to economic pressure from powerful, Western states. My broader research focuses on human rights, development, intervention, and the politics of conditions on development assistance.

You can read more about my research and view publications and working papers here.

Previously, I completed a Master’s degree in Human Rights Studies at Columbia University, and I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas. I also spent time working at the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Stockholm Policy Group, and the U.S. Embassy in Croatia.