Faculty Profile

Jacqueline Demeritt

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Political Science
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, The Florida State University, 2009.
Major: Political Science
MS, The Florida State University, 2005.
Major: Political Science
BA, Binghamton University (SUNY), 2003.
Major: Political Science

Current Scheduled Teaching*

PSCI 4820.002, Contemporary International Problems, Spring 2023
PSCI 5900.603, Special Problems, Spring 2023
PSCI 6850.001, Human Rights, Fall 2022 Syllabus
PSCI 5320.602, Quantitative Political Research Methods, Fall 2022 Syllabus
PSCI 5900.001, Special Problems, Fall 2022
PSCI 6900.011, Special Problems, Fall 2022

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

PSCI 4900.001, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2022
PSCI 6900.725, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2022
PSCI 2306.202, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Summer 5W1 2022 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6350.001, Game Theory for Political Science, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4520.001, International Human Rights, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 5320.002, Quantitative Political Research Methods, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 5320.602, Quantitative Political Research Methods, Fall 2021 SPOT
PSCI 6900.709, Special Problems, Fall 2021
PSCI 2306.001, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Summer 5W1 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2306.801, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Summer 5W1 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6900.722, Special Problems, Spring 2021
PSCI 2306.011, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2306.701, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Spring SDC 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2306.801, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Spring 3W1 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6850.001, Human Rights, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 5320.602, Quantitative Political Research Methods, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6900.709, Special Problems, Fall 2020
PSCI 4300.001, Topics in Political Research Methodology, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2306.001, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Summer 5W1 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2306.801, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Summer 5W1 2020 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6350.001, Game Theory for Political Science, Spring 2020 Syllabus
PSCI 4951.002, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Spring 2020
PSCI 3996.001, Honors College Mentored Research Experience, Fall 2019
PSCI 4520.001, International Human Rights, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2306.001, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Summer 5W1 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2306.801, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Summer 5W1 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4820.002, Contemporary International Problems, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4520.001, International Human Rights, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6900.722, Special Problems, Spring 2019
PSCI 5850.001, Human Rights, Fall 2018 SPOT
PSCI 3810.001, International Relations, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2306.001, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Summer 5W1 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 2306.801, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Summer 5W1 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6350.001, Game Theory for Political Science, Spring 2018 SPOT
PSCI 2306.006, US and Texas Constitutions and Institutions, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3810.002, International Relations, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6900.709, Special Problems, Fall 2017
PSCI 1040.001, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 4520.001, International Human Rights, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6350.001, Game Theory for Political Science, Spring 2016 SPOT
PSCI 6930.717, Individual Research, Spring 2016
PSCI 1040.009, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 3810.003, International Relations, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PSCI 6900.709, Special Problems, Fall 2015
PSCI 4820.001, Contemporary International Problems, Spring 2015 Syllabus
PSCI 4520.001, International Human Rights, Spring 2015 Syllabus
PSCI 6900.722, Special Problems, Spring 2015
PSCI 5850.001, Human Rights, Fall 2014
PSCI 5850.791, Human Rights, Fall 2014
PSCI 3810.002, International Relations, Fall 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 4900.709, Special Problems, Fall 2014
PSCI 6350.001, Game Theory for Political Science, Spring 2014
PSCI 4951.002, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Spring 2014
PSCI 4520.001, International Human Rights, Spring 2014 Syllabus
PSCI 3810.001, International Relations, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 3810.002, International Relations, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 4820.002, Contemporary International Problems, Spring 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 4520.001, International Human Rights, Spring 2013 Syllabus
PSCI 5820.001, Seminar in International Relations, Fall 2012
PSCI 1040.003, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Spring 2012 Syllabus
PSCI 4951.001, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Spring 2012
PSCI 6000.001, Research Seminar, Spring 2012
PSCI 6000.791, Research Seminar, Spring 2012
PSCI 6900.722, Special Problems, Spring 2012
PSCI 4821.001, International Conflict, Fall 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 4520.001, International Human Rights, Fall 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 3810.002, International Relations, Spring 2011 Syllabus
PSCI 5820.001, Seminar in International Relations, Spring 2011
PSCI 4900.717, Special Problems, Spring 2011
PSCI 6900.722, Special Problems, Spring 2011
PSCI 1040.009, American Government: Laws and Institutions, Fall 2010 Syllabus
PSCI 4900.709, Special Problems, Fall 2010
PSCI 6900.705, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2010
PSCI 4520.001, International Human Rights, Spring 2010 Syllabus
PSCI 3810.003, International Relations, Spring 2010 Syllabus
PSCI 4900.717, Special Problems, Spring 2010
PSCI 4520.001, International Human Rights, Fall 2009

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Meernik, J. D., Demeritt, J. H., Uribe, M. (2019). As War Ends. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.
Book Chapter
DeMeritt, J. H., King, K. L. (2019). Una Tierra Inexplorada: Gendering the Peace Process in Colombia. chapter in As War Ends: What Colombia Can Tell Us about the Sustainability of Peace and Transitional Justice. Cambridge University Press.
Meernik, J. D., Demeritt, J. H., Mason, T. D., Pulido Gomez, A. (2019). Land, Violence and the Colombian Peace Process. Cambridge University Press.
Demeritt, J. H., Mitchell, S. (2016). Transitional Justice: Prospects for Post-war Peace and Human Rights. What Do We Know About Civil War?. Rowman & Littlefield.
Demeritt, J. H., Conrad, C. R., Lightcap, T., Pfiffner, J. (2014). Unintended Consequences: The Effect of Advocacy to End Torture on Empowerment Rights Violations (with Courtenay R. Conrad). Examining Torture: Empirical Studies of State Repression. Palgrave MacMillan.
Introduction to Special Issue
DeMeritt, J. H., Conrad, C., Hill, D., Welch, R., Young, J. Will H. Moore's Enduring Contribution to Peace and Conflict Studies. Conflict Management and Peace Science. introduction to special issue, Will H. Moore's Legacy. 36(6), .
Journal Article
Demeritt, J. H., Welch, R., Conrad, C. (2021). Conceptualizing and Measuring Institutional Variation in National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs). Journal of Conflict Resolution. 65(5), 1010-1033.
Demeritt, J. H., Conrad, C. R., (2019). Repression Substitution: Shifting Human Rights Violations in Response to UN Naming and Shaming. Civil Wars. 21(1), 128-152.
Meernik, J. D., Demeritt, J. H., Branton, R. P., Pulido Gomez, A. (2019). Violence, Voting & Peace: Explaining Public Support for the Peace Referendum in Colombia. Electoral Studies.
Demeritt, J. H., Esarey, J. (2017). Political Context and the Consequences of Naming and Shaming for Human Rights Abusers. International Interactions. 43(4), 589-618.
Demeritt, J. H. (2016). The Strategic Use of State Repression and Political Violence.
Demeritt, J. H., Berry, W. D., Esarey, J. (2016). Bias and Overconfidence in Parametric Models of Interactive Processes. American Journal of Political Science. 60(2), 521-539.
Demeritt, J. H. (2015). Delegating Death: Military Intervention and Government Killing. Journal of Conflict Resolution. 59(3), 346-368.
Demeritt, J. H., Nichols, A. D., Kelly, E. G. (2015). Female Participation and Civil War Relapse. Civil Wars. 16(3), 346-368. THIRD LISTING.
Demeritt, J. H., Ishiyama, J. T., Widmeier, M. (2014). At the Water's Edge: The Decline of Partisan Liberal Internationalism?. Acta Politica. 50(3), 320-343.
Demeritt, J. H. (2014). Defining and Modeling State-dependent Dynamic Systems. Political Analysis. 22(1), 61-85.
Demeritt, J. H. (2013). A Political Economy of Human Rights: Oil, Natural Gas, and State Incentives to Repress. Conflict Management & Peace Science. 30(2), 99-120.
Demeritt, J. H. (2013). Constrained by the Bank and the Ballot: Unearned Revenue, Democracy, and State Incentives to Repress. Journal of Peace Research. 50(1), 105-119.
Demeritt, J. H. (2012). International Organizations and Government Killing: Does Naming and Shaming Save Lives?. International Interactions. 38(5), 597-621.
Demeritt, J. H., Berry, B., Esarey, J. (2010). Testing for Interaction in Binary Logit and Probit Models: Is a Product Term Essential?. American Journal of Political Science. 54(1), 248-266.
Demeritt, J. H., Moore, W. H. (2007). Risk Factors for Forced Migrant Flight. Conflict Management & Peace Science. 24(1), 85-104.
Special Issue
Demeritt, J. H., Conrad, C., Hill, D. W., Young, J., Welch, R. Will H. Moore’s Legacy on the Study of Conflict. Conflict Management and Peace Science. 36(6), .
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    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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