I received my Ph.D. in Political Science with a designated emphasis in Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Starting Fall 2016 I will be a post-doc at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University.

My dissertation examines international “naming and shaming” campaigns, especially around women’s rights in the Muslim World. I’m particularly interested in backlash and unintended consequences to global shaming. (Read more about my dissertation here.) More broadly, I study international norms, gender and identity using computational and data-intensive methods.

My previous work on the tension between Islamophobia and feminism was recently published in Theory, Culture & Society

I developed and taught a new course, PS239T: Introduction to Computational Tools and Techniques, during Fall 2015. I also teach short workshops on WordPress, Drupal, Git, R, Python, computational text analysis, and basic computing for the D-Lab, DH @ Berkeley, and the Hacker WithinI’m a certified instructor with Software Carpentry and Data CarpentrySee my teaching page for information and materials. 


Email: rterman@stanford.edu