Welcome! I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the Varieties of Democracy Institute at the University of Gothenburg. I specialize in international relations and comparative politics with a focus on human rights, democratic institutions, and international organizations. My research is forthcoming in the Journal of Politics

My research answers two questions: (1) under what conditions do democratic institutions reduce human rights violations and political violence?; and (2) how can the international community promote democracy and reduce state repression? I use a variety of methods to answer these questions, including cross-national statistical analysis and survey experiments. My research applies across countries, though I am especially interested in Latin America and the United States.

You can find my CV here. My email is kelly.morrison@v-dem.net.