Research Students

Ms Rebecca Cordell

Staff positionResearch Assistant
Emailrcorde@essex.ac.uk
Telephone01206 874586
Room5B.151
Biography

PhD Candidate in the Department of Government at the University of Essex. My dissertation focuses on International Cooperation and Extraordinary Rendition during the post-9/11 period. I am also a Research Assistant at the University of Essex on a new project explaining patterns of security and conflict across American Indian Reservations - headed by Dr Florian G. Kern and Professor Kristian Skrede Gleditsch. I regularly blog and tweet about contemporary issues in International Relations and Peace and Conflict. My research interests include International Cooperation, International Security and Human Rights.

Twitter: @RebeccaCordell

Website: www.rebeccacordell.com

Academia.edu: https://essex.academia.edu/RebeccaCordell 

LinkedIn: Rebecca Cordell

Websitehttp://www.rebeccacordell.com
Qualifications

MA in Theory and Practice of Human Rights, University of Essex, 2013

BA in Philosophy, University of Birmingham, 2010

Current research

Working Papers

"Coding and Classifying Rendition Flights: Foreign Complicity Post-9/11"

"International Cooperation: Rendition and Secret Detention During the Post-9/11 Period"
Forthcoming

"Case Studies: The Most and Least Likely Countries to Offer Cooperation in Rendition and Secret Detention"
Forthcoming 

Research interests

International Relations, International Security, Peace and Conflict, Human Rights

Teaching responsibilities

GV307: Political Economy

GV254: Ethics and Public Policy

GV100: Introduction to Politics

Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis: 2C Probit and Logit Models 

Publications

Published Articles

"Nepal Earthquake: Fears That Relief Efforts Could Exasperate Poor Political Record"
Essex Human Rights Centre Blog, May 2015

"UK: Should Prisoners Be Able to Vote in the Upcoming Elections?"
International Association for Political Science Students, March 2015

"Gender Inequality: The Primary Determinants of a Universal Phenomenon"
International Association for Political Science Students, March 2015

"Defining Moments in LGBT History and Civil Society Activism"
International Association for Political Science Students, Feb 2015

"CIA Torture is Out in the Open - But Guantanamo Bay Detainees Are Still Going Nowhere"
The Conversation, Dec 2014

"The U.S. Torture Report Highlights Problems Faced in Global Fight to End Torture and Impunity"
Essex Human Rights Centre Blog, Dec 2014

"What Does The Future Look Like for the Global War on Terror?"
Essex Human Rights Centre Blog, Oct 2014

SupervisorProfessor Kristian Skrede Gleditsch and Dr Alejandro Quiroz Flores
Thesis titleClandestine Counterterrorism and International Cooperation: Rendition, Secret Detention and Torture Post-9/11
Conferences/presentations

"Coding and Classifying Rendition Flights: Foreign Complicity Post-9/11"

Additional information

Research and Methods Training:

Causal Inference, Essex Summer School in Social Science  Data Analysis, Aug 2015

Terrorism and Counterterrorism, Olympia Summer Academy Greece, July 2015

Religion and International Politics, Olympia Summer Academy Greece, July 2015

Advanced Research Methods, University of Essex, 2014-2015

Political Explanation, University of Essex, 2014-2015

Introduction to Regression, Essex Summer School in Social Science  Data Analysis, July 2014

Mathematics for Social Scientists, Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis, July 2014

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