I am a post-doc at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science with a designated emphasis in Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

My research examines international norms, gender and advocacy, with a focus on the Muslim world. I use a mix of quantitative, qualitative and computational methods. My work has appeared or is forthcoming in International Studies Quarterly; Review of International Organizations; and Theory, Culture & Society, among others.

I am currently working on a book project that examines resistance and defiance towards international norms. The manuscript is based on my dissertation, which won the 2017 Merze Tate (formerly Helen Dwight Reid) Award for the best dissertation in international relations, law, and politics from the American Political Science Association. (Read more about my research here.)

I teach computational social science at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. I am currently teaching Machine Learning for Political Science at Stanford. I developed and taught a new graduate methods course, PS239T: Introduction to Computational Tools and Techniques, during Fall 2015. I’m a certified instructor with Software Carpentry and Data CarpentrySee my teaching page for information and materials. 

I will join the faculty of University of Chicago’s Department of Political Science in Fall 2018.


Email: rterman@stanford.edu