Emilia Justyna Powell
Associate Professor of Political Science
(PhD, Florida State University)
407 Decio Hall
Geographic focus: International
Thematic interests: International law and organizations, international courts, territorial disputes, comparative law, and peaceful resolution of interstate disputes
Current research: I am currently working on a book project that explores the intricate relationship between Islamic law and international law in the context of peaceful resolution of international disputes. Why are some Islamic law states attracted to international adjudication and others repeatedly use less formalized methods, such as bilateral negotiations or mediation?
Domestic Law Goes Global: Legal Traditions and International Courts (with Sara McLaughlin Mitchell) (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
“Two Courts—Two Roads? Domestic Rule of Law and Legitimacy of International Courts,” Foreign Policy Analysis. Published electronically July 10, 2012. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1743-8594.2012.00198.x.
“Islamic law states and the International Court of Justice” Journal of Peace Research 50, 2 (2013)
“Unexpected Companions: Bilateral Cooperation Between States Involved in Territorial Disputes” (with Krista Wiegand), Conflict Management and Peace Science 28 (2011)
“Past Experience, Quest for the Best Forum, and Peaceful Attempts to Resolve Territorial Disputes” (with Krista Weigland), Journal of Conflict Resolution 55 (2011)
“International Trade and Domestic Legal Systems: Examining the Impact of Islamic law on Bilateral Trade Flows” (with Stephanie Rickard), International Interactions 36 (2010)
“Legal Systems and Peaceful Attempts to Resolve Territorial Disputes” (with Krista Weigland), Conflict Management and Peace Science 27 (2010)
“Negotiating Military Alliances—Legal Systems and Alliance Formation,” International Interactions 36 (2010)
“Domestic Institutions and Human Rights Treaty Violations” (with Jeffrey K. Staton), International Studies Quarterly 53, 1 (2009)