Genevieve is a PhD candidate in comparative politics and international relations, a member of the Transitional Justice and Democratic Stability Lab, and a dissertation fellow with the Center for International Social Science Research. She was previously a doctoral fellow with the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights. Her research interests include political violence and post-conflict politics, transitional justice, human rights, and international criminal law. In her dissertation, she uses game theory to explore what she calls the politics of accountability. The project examines how those who participate in conflict determine who must be held accountable for atrocities committed, and what forms that accountability should take. It also explores the extent to which an international community in favor of accountability, exemplified by the International Criminal Court (ICC), can influence the justice mechanisms parties to a conflict agree to implement. She evaluates her argument using a combination of qualitative and quantitative research, including evidence gathered during more than six months of fieldwork in Colombia. She has published in Perspectives on Politics.

She received a BA in political science from Yale University, with a concentration in comparative politics. Before entering the PhD program, she spent several years working on international criminal matters at the US Department of Justice's Office of International Affairs.

You can find out more about her at her website: www.genevievebates.com