Inken2I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Florida State University. My research focuses on the domestic politics of international relations with an emphasis on international organizations and their effect on domestic conflict and elections. In my book manuscript, I develop and test a theory of how international organizations can influence election violence by changing the incentives of domestic actors. More broadly, my research falls into two camps: the causes and consequences of election violence; and international organizations’ suspensions and sanctions cooperation.

I received my Ph.D. in International Relations, Methodology, and Comparative Politics at UW-Madison in May 2014. I am originally from Berlin where I received a Postdoctoral research fellowship and previously an M.A. at Free University Berlin, and worked at the Social Science Research Center. Before coming to UW-Madison, I spent a year in the Ph.D. program at Duke. I have also been a research fellow at the European University Institute in Florence and at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) in Washington, D.C.

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