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Nicole Janz

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

I started as an Assistant Professor at the School of Politics and International Relations in September 2016. Before coming to Nottingham, I taught statistics for social scientists at the Social Sciences Research Methods Centre, University of Cambridge. I completed my PhD in Politics and International Studies at the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge.

Expertise Summary

  • human rights,
  • foreign direct investment,
  • corruption, and
  • slavery

Teaching Summary

Understanding Global Politics (UG)

This module introduces global politics through the major theoretical, historical and empirical ways of seeing international relations. We consider how different approaches understand global politics, the role of different actors in global politics and different approaches to organising international relations. In particular the module highlights the major issues of war and peace, and global poverty. Course convenor: Ben Holland.

I will be teaching Globalisation (week 7) and International Human Rights Norms (week 9), as well as three seminars on Tuesdays.

Previous courses at Cambridge University

  • Replication Workshop: replicating a published paper, interdisciplinary workshop, PG Social Sciences Research Methods Centre (2012-2016)
  • International Relations: small group teaching, UG, Department of Politics and International Studies (2010-2013)
  • Foundations in Applied Statistics: statistics modules and lab sessions, PG, Social Sciences Research Methods Centre (2014-2016)
  • Basic Quantitative Analysis: statistics modules and lab sessions, PG, Social Sciences Research Methods Centre (2012-2016)
  • Introduction to R: software introduction and lab session, PG, Social Sciences Research Methods Centre (2012-2014)

Research Summary

In my current projects, I examine effects of foreign direct investment on repression and labour rights; how expropriation hinders human rights (with Noel Johnston and Paasha Mahdavi); judicial… read more

Recent Publications

Nicole Janz School of Politics and International Relations Law and Social Sciences Building The University of Nottingham University Park Nottingham, NG7 2RD Office: B121

Email

nicolejanz [at] gmail.com nicole.janz [at] nottingham.ac.uk

Skype

nicole.janz

Current Research

In my current projects, I examine effects of foreign direct investment on repression and labour rights; how expropriation hinders human rights (with Noel Johnston and Paasha Mahdavi); judicial delays, impunity and corruption (with Dalson Figueiredo); how human rights shaming influences foreign investors (with Krishna Vadlamannati).

I am involved in a number of initiatives to promote research transparency. I am an ambassador at the Center for Open Science (CFO) and a catalyst at the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS). I also write about reproducibility on my blog.

School of Politics and International Relations

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