Courtney Hillebrecht is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her research interests are in international relations, human rights and international law. Her book, Domestic Politics and International Human Rights Tribunals: The Problem of Compliance (Cambridge University Press 2014) uses a multi-method approach to examine the domestic processes of compliance with the European and Inter-American Courts of Human Rights, arguing that compliance with international tribunals takes place at the nexus of international and domestic politics. Professor Hillebrecht's research also has been published in a variety of academic outlets, including, among others, Democratization, The European Journal of International Relations, Foreign Policy Analysis, Human Rights Review and Human Rights Quarterly. Professor Hillebrecht also recently co-edited a volume, State Responses to Human Security: At Home and Abroad, with Patrice McMahon and Tyler White (Routledge Press 2013).
Professor Hillebrecht received her Ph.D. in 2010 from the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While in graduate school, she held research fellowships at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University and the School of Human Rights Research at Utrecht University in Utrecht, The Netherlands. She graduated suma cum laude from Middlebury College with a BA in History and Spanish in 2004.