Francesca Parente

Dr. Francesca Parente

Dr. Francesca Parente is an assistant professor of political science. Her research and teaching interests include the role of institutions and law in the aftermath of violence and human rights abuses, particularly in newly transitioned democracies. Her doctoral dissertation, "Past Regret, Future Fear: Compliance with International Law," received the Best Dissertation Award from the American Political Science Association Human Rights Section in 2020. Parente earned her BA from the University of Virginia and her PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining the Christopher Newport faculty, she held postdoctoral fellowships at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University and Perry World House, the global policy hub of the University of Pennsylvania.

Research Fellows

Lexi Brooks '22

Majors

  • Political Science
  • Mathematical Economics

Minors

  • Mathematics
  • Human Rights and Conflict Resolution

Karen Salazar '22

Major

  • Neuroscience

Minor

  • Human Rights and Conflict Resolution

Annie Silva '22

Majors

  • Political Science
  • American Studies

Minors

  • Theater
  • Leadership Studies

Hunter Lang '23

Major

  • Political Science

Kate Bennett '24

Majors

  • Political Science
  • Philosophy

Minors

  • Leadership Studies
  • Philosophy of Law

Louise Byrne '24

Major

  • Political Science

Minors

  • Leadership Studies
  • Human Rights and Conflict Resolution

Allie Fiul '24

Majors

  • English
  • Political Science

Minor

  • Human Rights and Conflict Resolution

Interns

Nicole Galang '22

Major

  • Psychology

Minors

  • Leadership Studies
  • Human Rights and Conflict Resolution

Erin Woodbridge '22

Majors

  • Political Science
  • Psychology

Zoe Light '23

Major

  • Political Science

Minor

  • Leadership Studies
  • Human Rights and Conflict Resolution

Grace Taylor '23

Major

  • Sociology

Minors

  • Leadership Studies
  • Psychology

Katherine Tillen '23

Major

  • Political Science

Minors

  • History
  • Human Rights and Conflict Resolution
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