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Hello, bonjour, zdravo, bok! Welcome to my website. I am a Visiting Assistant Professor at Wellesley College and a Ph.D. Candidate in political science at Northwestern University (Ph.d. expected in 2014). My research and teaching interests center on international relations and comparative politics, specifically international organizations, international law, human rights, international security, and Southeast Europe.


My research examines how and when the strategies that international criminal tribunal (ICT) officials pursue in war zones impact violence against civilians.  To start, I am focusing on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). The American Association of University Women, the National Science Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Dispute Resolution Research Center at the Kellogg School of Management have all supported this research.


All of my work has benefited a great deal from extensive fieldwork in Southeast Europe (in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Serbia), The Netherlands, and in Nigeria. These incredible experiences have and continue to shape both my research and teaching.


Through the links above, you can learn more! If you would like additional information about me, or my work, please do not hesitate to contact me at: j-mcallister@u.northwestern.edu.

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