Rachel          Van Nostrand

Rachel Van Nostrand

PhD Candidate

University of Arizona SGPP

Rachel Van Nostrand is a PhD Candidate in International Relations at the University of Arizona. Her research interests at at the intersection of human rights, repression, post-conflict environments, and geographies of violence. Her dissertation focuses on the cross national study concentration camp systems. By creating a novel dataset of concentration camps from 1946-2018, she examines the strategic motivations underlying concentration camp use within states' repertoires of repression. In her free time, she enjoys practicing bass guitar, playing D&D, hiking, and rock climbing.

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  • Human Rights
  • Repression
  • Concentration Camps
  • Transitional Justice
  • Geographies of Violence
  • PhD Candidate in International Relations, 2018 - Current

    University of Arizona

  • MA in Government and Public Policy, 2020

    University of Arizona

  • BA in Political Science, 2018

    University of Arizona

  • BA in French, 2018

    University of Arizona