Emilia Justyna Powell



Regular Faculty - Associate Professor


International Relations


2006 Ph.D. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
2003 M.A., Political Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
2001 Masters Degree, Law, University of Nicholas Copernicus, Torun, Poland
2001 Diploma from Jean Monnet Center for European Studies, Torun, Poland


EMILIA JUSTYNA POWELL is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. She specializes in international law and organizations, international courts, territorial disputes, comparative law, and peaceful resolution of interstate disputes. Born in Toruń, Poland, Professor Powell received legal education in the University of Nicholas Copernicus (Poland), Jean Monnet Center for European Studies, and the University of Cambridge. Professor Powell is the author of Domestic Law Goes Global: Legal Traditions and International Courts (with Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, Cambridge University Press). Her publications have appeared in the Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Peach Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Interactions, Conflict Management and Peace Science, and Public Prosecution and Law (Poland). Her current research agenda revolves around Islamic law states’ attitudes towards international law and international courts. In a forthcoming piece (International Organization) argues that specific characteristics of Islamic states' domestic legal institutions shape these states' choices of peaceful resolution methods in territorial disputes.

Office Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-10:45am

Contact Information

Office: 407 Decio
Phone: 574-631-1460
Fax: (574) 631-4405
Email: epowell4@nd.edu

Mailing Address

Department of Political Science
2107 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46545


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