Emily Hencken Ritter


I am an assistant professor of International Relations in the University of Alabama Department of Political Science. I received my PhD from Emory University. My research and teaching interests include international human rights institutions, law, and practice; domestic conflict between the state and citizen groups; international governance and legal institutions; and institutional solutions to bargaining and cooperation problems. My methodological approaches include game theoretic modeling as well as quantitative and qualitative methodology.

My research focuses primarily on the effects of international and domestic institutions on state repression and domestic conflict; see the research page for more information on current and future projects. See the teaching page for information about courses and syllabi.

The views, opinions, and conclusions expressed in this page are those of the author and not necessarily those of The University of Alabama or its officers and trustees. The content of this page has not been reviewed or approved by the University of Alabama, and the author is solely responsible for its content.

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Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science

University of Alabama

314 ten Hoor Hall

Box 870213

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0213

emily.ritter [at] ua [dot] edu