Curriculum Vitae

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science & International Affairs

Shelby Hall is a PhD candidate at the University of Georgia in the School of Political Science and International Affairs. Her research centers on human rights, political violence, and the effects human rights advocacy can have on domestic political behavior.

  • MA, UGA 2016, Political Science & International Affairs
  • BA, Mercer University 2014, German; Political Science
More About

Shelby is from Gray, GA – a small town just north of Macon, GA.  She grew up in the south and received her B.A. in Political Science and German Studies from Mercer University. After serving as a teaching assistant during her undergraduate program, she decided to pursue academia and continue her education at the University of Georgia. She found her research passion in human rights scholarship and has since published pieces in Research & Politics and Journal of Human Rights. Shelby is currently working at Auburn University in Auburn, Al with her partner while completing her degree. If she’s not on campus, she’s likely on an adventure with her three incredible dogs, or relaxing with some board games, music and friends.

Research Interests

Shelby is broadly interested in human rights and humanitarian intervention. Her specific research focuses on the interrelated processes of sanctions, diplomatic talks, and military action in state responses to human rights abuses and humanitarian crises. Some of her additional interests include shaming, repression, and the effects of INGO pressures on domestic politics.