Amelia Hoover Green joined the Department of History and Politics as an Assistant Professor in September 2012, after completing her PhD in Political Science at Yale University (December 2011). Her PhD thesis and related work considers the role of political education programs in armed groups' attempts to control violence against civilians, and her more general research interests include the dynamics of violence during armed conflict, the diffusion of ideas through organizations, the political psychology of violence, and the measurement of political violence. She received the United States Institute of Peace Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar award and a MacMillan Center Dissertation Research Grant for her dissertation work.
While completing her PhD, Professor Hoover Green also served as Consultant with the Human Rights Data Analysis Group, as Knowledge Management Expert for UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict, and as a Consultant to a number of war crimes trials. These experiences working with human rights advocates and the legal system have contributed to a second stream of research concerning politics within and between human rights organizations, especially as it relates to the turn toward quantification in the policy world. Professor Hoover Green teaches courses in comparative politics and human rights.