Jennifer Barnes

Ph.D. Candidate
Vanderbilt University

Jennifer Barnes is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Vanderbilt University and earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina – Asheville in 2019. Her research focuses on the measurement of human rights and how agency and the process of delegation influence policies of repression and the perpetration of abuses by state agents. She has been coding for the Political Terror Scale (PTS) since 2018 and the Societal Violence Scale (SVS) since 2016.