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Amelia Hoover Green

Amelia Hoover Green, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Politics
Office: 3025 MacAlister
Phone: 215.571.4447

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  • PhD, Political Science, Yale University, 2011
  • BA, Political Science, Swarthmore College, 2003

Curriculum Vitae:


Research Interests:

Conflict-related Violence; Intra-armed Group Politics and Socialization; Human Rights.


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.

Selected Publications:

  • 2012 (forthcoming) Book Review: Genocide and the Europeans (Karen Smith, 2010). Comparative Political Studies.
  • 2012 (forthcoming) “It Doesn’t Add Up: Casualty-Counting Issues and Strategic Peacebuilding Initiatives” (with JuleKrüger and Patrick Ball). In Civilian Casualties and Strategic Peacebuilding, Taylor Seybolt et al., eds. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • 2012 (forthcoming) “Statistical Evidence of Sexual Violence in International Court Settings: Promise and Peril.” In Proving International Sex Crimes, ed. Morten Bergsmo, Forum for International Criminal and Humanitarian Law.
  • 2011 “Rape Reporting During War: Why the Numbers Don’t Mean What You Think They Do” (with Amber Peterman, Tia Palermo and Dara Kay Cohen). Foreign Affairs, 1 August. Online:
  • 2011 Using Quantitative Data to Assess Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Colombia: Challenges and Opportunities (with Françoise Roth and Tamy Guberek). Report of the Benetech Human Rights Program (Palo Alto, CA) and Corporación Punto de Vista (Bogotá, Colombia). See
  • 2010 “Learning the Hard Way at the ICTY: Statistical Evidence of Human Rights Violations in an AdversarialInformation Environment.” In Collective Violence and International Criminal Justice: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Smeulers, ed. Antwerp, Belgium: Intersentia.
  • 2009 “La Violencia ‘Invisible’ en Casanare: Una Estimación de los Desaparecidos” (trans. Beatriz Vejarano). [Invisible Violence in Casanare: An Estimation of the Disappeared.] In Casanare: Exhumando el Genocidio. Bogotá, Colombia: Centro de Investigación y Educación Popular.