Ilana Rothkopf

Ilana Rothkopf

Fields of Study: International Relations, Comparative Politics


Areas of Interest: Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Political Violence, International Organizations, Constitutional Design, International Law, Comparative Law

Ilana is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at Clark University and an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Global Studies at Bentley University. She received her PhD form Notre Dame in 2022. Her research and teaching interests include international and comparative law, international organizations, constitutional design, political violence, and post-conflict reconstruction. The driving concern of her research is to illuminate how politics and law interact – especially during conflict – to shape the foundational rules that govern peoples’ lives around the world.

She completed her MA in Political Science at Notre Dame in 2018, and holds an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA from McGill University.  Before graduate school, Ilana worked as a compliance analyst in the legal and financial services industries where she focused on anti-money laundering and sanctions.