Sloan Lansdale is a fourth year PhD student in the Department of Government and Politics with a focus on International Relations and Comparative Politics. She has B.A.s in Political Science and International Studies with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa, as well as a certification in peace studies from the University of Kentucky. Her areas of interest include international institutions with a focus on the United Nations Security Council, human rights, and international response to human rights violations. Additionally, Sloan is passionate about working with undergraduate students and helping them develop their own research projects as the instructor for UMD's Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program. She has also developed a course on the United Nations and Human Rights. She is proficient in R, Latex, and NVivo and is pursuing further development in qualitative methods. In her free time, she enjoys exploring DC's many museums and outdoor spaces.

Areas of Interest

  • Human Right Violations
  • International Organizations
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  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Government and Politics
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Political Science
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    International Studies


  • PEIO - Political Economy and International Organizations - Poster Presentation - The Politics of International Peace and Security: Introducing A New Dataset on the Creation of United Nations Security Council Subsidiary Bodies - Co-Author

Research Topics

  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
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