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Shaina Western

Shaina Western

(PhD, University of California, Davis)

Department Lecturer in International Relations, College Lecturer at Somerville College
Somerville College
Office Address:
Manor Road Building 166

Shaina Western is a Department Lecturer in International Relations in Association with Somerville College. She received her PhD in political science from the University of California, Davis in 2015 and conducts research on international cooperation and migration. She is currently working on a project to understand the bargaining process and ratification outcomes of international treaties. She is also working on a project on comparative citizenship policies with Jeannette Money. 

Curriculum vitae: Download Cvjune2015 (54.5KB)

 My general research interests are in international cooperation, international negotiations, migration, and citizenship policy. 

Citizenship Human rights International cooperation Public Policy Refugees and migration Rights and justice


214 International Relations

212 International Relations in the Era of Two World Wars

213 International Relations in the Era of the Cold War



The Development of the International System and Contemporary Debates in International Relations Theory

Research Design and Methods in International Relations

International Political Economy

“Levels of Linkage: Across-Agreement v. Within-Agreement Explanations of Consensus Formation Among States” (2014) International Studies Quarterly. 58 (1). (with Heather McKibben).

“Why Migrant Rights are Different than Human Rights” (2015) in Gary Freeman and Nikola Mirilovic (eds), Handbook of Migration and Social Policy. Edward Elgar Press (with Jeannette Money and Sarah Lockhart), forthcoming.