Beginning in Fall 2017, I will be an Assistant Professor at the London School of Economics' Department of International Relations.
Prior to that, I was an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University's School of Politics and Global Studies. I completed my doctorate in Political Science at the University of Washington in 2014.
My work focuses on state-building, institutional reform and political violence in weak, developing and post-conflict states, predominantly in sub-Saharan Africa. My forthcoming book: Under-Stating Human Rights examines the opportunities structures and challenges for women's rights created by state fragility in the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa. My research is published in International Organization, Law and Society Review, International Studies Quarterly, World Development, the Annual Review of Law and Social Science and African Conflict and Peace-Building Review. Prior to embarking on my Ph.D. I worked for the Human Rights Institute of the International Bar Association. I have also worked with Save the Children, the World Bank's Gender Innovation Lab, as a law and human rights consultant at the International Law and Policy Institute, and as a research assistant to the University of Washington's Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal project.
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Email: millilake [at] gmail [dot] com