This profile was current as of 2021 when she was part of the on-campus Kellogg community.
Ilana Rothkopf is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science. Her research fields are international relations and comparative politics with interests in international and comparative law, international organizations, constitutional design, political violence, and post-conflict reconstruction. She holds an MA in political science from the University of Notre Dame, an MSc in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA from McGill University. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a compliance analyst in the legal and financial services industries, where she focused on anti-money laundering and sanctions.
My research areas are international relations and comparative politics with interests in international and comparative law, international organizations, negotiations, conflict, non-state actors, and post-conflict reconstruction. In particular, I am interested in understanding the process and outcomes of constitutional negotiations after conflict: under what conditions are boilerplate articles adjusted to fit local interests? Which actors' preferences are prioritized, particularly when international organizations are involved? Ultimately, does the involvement of third parties in the constitutional design process contribute to a more durable peace?
Kellogg Names Two Dissertation Award Recipients
Nov 22, 2022
For the first time, the Kellogg Institute has named two winners of the annual Award for Distinguished Dissertation on Democracy and Human Development: Paul Friesen (PhD ‘22, political science) and Ilana Rothkopf (PhD ‘22, political science).
Kellogg Congratulates Students on Earning PhDs
May 25, 2022
The Kellogg Institute congratulates their doctoral student affiliates who have earned PhDs in the closing academic year 2021-22. Their ranks include scholars from various fields, as well as both Kellogg Dissertation Year Fellows and PhD Fellows.
Powell and Rothkopf Present Paper in Algeria
Nov 29, 2018
Kellogg Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Political Science Emilia Justyna Powell and Doctoral Affiliate Ilana Rothkopf (political science) recently traveled to Algeria by official invitation from the Algerian Constitutional Council, where they co-organized a workshop and presented a paper.