Jaquilyn Waddell Boie

PhD Student, Princeton University Department of Politics


Welcome to my website! I am a first year graduate student in the Princeton University Department of Politics studying International Relations and Formal/Quantitative Methods. My research interests center on minority group repression. More specifically, I am interested in the role of international and domestic policy in law in ensuring minority rights and alleviating minority repression. My work endeavors to employ formal, quantitative, and qualitative methods to gain a rich understanding of the numerous factors and complexities that underlie minority repression.

Prior to entering studies at Princeton, I completed an MPP at the University of Minnesota with concentrations in Advanced Policy Analysis, International Minority Rights, and Human Rights. While completing my MPP, I served for three months as an Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellow at Nadezhda Ukraine in Zaporozhye, Ukraine. I completed my BA at Iowa State University with majors in Psychology, Sociology, and Philosophy.


This is the duty of our generation as we enter the twenty-first century: solidarity with the weak, the persecuted, the lonely, the sick, and those in despair. It is expressed by the desire to give a noble and humanizing meaning to a community in which all members will define themselves not by their own identity but by that of others.

-Elie Wiesel

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