Ilana Rothkopf

Ilana Rothkopf

Fields of Study: International Relations, Comparative Politics


Areas of Interest: International and comparative law, international organizations, constitutional design, post-conflict reconstruction

Ilana is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science where she is also a doctoral affiliate of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the Notre Dame International Security Center. Her research and teaching interests include international and comparative law, international organizations, negotiations, non-state actors, constitutional design, and post-conflict reconstruction. Her dissertation analyzes the impact of international support for conflict-related constitution-making on constitutional and peacebuilding outcomes.

She completed her MA in Political Science at Notre Dame in 2018. She also holds an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA from McGill University with majors in Political Science and Middle East Studies.  Before coming to Notre Dame she worked as a compliance analyst in the legal and financial services industries where she focused on anti-money laundering and sanctions.