Genevieve Bates is a PhD student in Comparative Politics and Formal Theory. Her research interests include political violence, post-conflict politics, and transitional justice. More specifically, her research explores how International Criminal Court investigations affect local-level politics and decision-making in the countries where the Court investigates. Genevieve's broad regional interests have led to research on post-conflict politics in Africa and in Central and South America. Her research primarily uses a game-theoretic framework and a qualitative methodological approach. She also speaks Spanish.

Genevieve holds a BA in Political Science from Yale University. Prior to entering the program, she worked for several years as an International Affairs Specialist with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.