CV

EMPLOYMENT

  • Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Texas at El Paso (September 2021 – present)
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Texas at El Paso, 2015-2021

EDUCATION

  • PhD, Political Science, University of South Carolina, August 2015
    • Public Law/Judicial Politics, Research Methodology
  • BA, Government and Spanish, Wofford College, 2008

ADDITIONAL TRAINING AND CREDENTIALS

  • Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM) Summer Institute, UC Berkeley, 2013
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program, University of Michigan, 2012
    • Courses: Maximum Likelihood Estimation, Advanced Multivariate Statistical Methods, Advanced Game Theory, Applied Multilevel Models, Data Mining, Missing Data
  • Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Teaching Credential, University of South Carolina, 2012
  • Arabic I and Arabic II, Converse College, Sept 2008 – May 2009  

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Rule of law                                                            
  • International law 
  • Comparative judicial politics                               
  • Human rights
  • Judicial decision-making                                     
  • Diversification
  • Separation of powers                                           
  • Democratization
  • Supranational courts                                            
  • Methodology
  • Indigenous law                                                     
  • Equality and equity in academia 

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Cardenas, Alan, and Rebecca A. Reid. 2021. “Courts as Colonizers or Protectors? First Nations Before the Mexican Supreme Court.” Open Judicial Politics: An Empirical Reader. 2nd ed. Oregon State University Open Textbook Initiative.

Picado, Jonathan, and Rebecca A. Reid. 2021. “Mother Nature, Lady Justice: Ecofeminism and Judicial Decision-making.” Open Judicial Politics: An Empirical Reader. 2nd ed. Oregon State University Open Textbook Initiative.

Reid, Rebecca A. 2021. “Retaining Women Faculty: The Problem of Invisible Labor.” PS: Political Science & Politics. <https://www.doi.org/10.1017/S1049096521000056.&gt;

Reid, Rebecca A., and Todd A. Curry. 2021. “Explaining Indigenous Peoples’ Success in State Supreme Courts: Party Capability, Judicial Selection, and Representation.” Journal of Law and Courts 9 (1): 69- 87.

Johnson, Susan, and Rebecca A. Reid. 2020. “Speaking Up: Women and Dissenting Behavior in the Supreme Court of Canada.” The Justice System Journal 43 (3): 191-219.

Reid, Rebecca A. 2020. “Human Rights and Court Activism in the Mexican Supreme Court.” Open Judicial Politics: An Empirical Reader. Oregon State University Open Textbook Initiative. doi: 10.5399/osu/1118. < https://open.oregonstate.education/open-judicial-politics/chapter/reid/&gt;

Reid, Rebecca A., and Kirk A. Randazzo. 2020. “High Courts and International Norms Institutionalization.” Open Judicial Politics: An Empirical  Reader. Oregon State University Open Textbook Initiative. doi: 10.5399/osu/1118. < https://open.oregonstate.education/open-judicial-politics/chapter/reid-2/&gt;

Reid, Rebecca A., Susanne Schorpp, and Susan W. Johnson. 2019. “Trading Liberties for Security: Groupthink, Gender, and 9/11 Effects on U.S. Appellate Decision Making.”  American Politics Research48 (3): 402- 413.

Reid, Rebecca A. and Todd A. Curry. 2019. “Are We There Yet?: Addressing Diversity in Political Science Subfields.” PS: Political Science & Politics (April) 52 (2): 281-286.

Reid, Rebecca A., and Todd A. Curry. 2019. “Conflicts in Indigenous Law: The Impact of Courts and Federalism in the United States and Common Law Nations.” In Research Handbook on Law and Courts. Susan Sterett and Lee Walker (eds). Edward Elgar: 351- 364.

Schorpp, Susanne, and Rebecca Reid. 2017. “The Differential Effect of War on Liberal and Conservative Judges on the U.S. Courts of Appeals.”  Journal of Law and Courts 5 (1): 1-31.

Reid, Rebecca A. 2017. “Turning to Regional Courts: The Inter-American Court of Human Rights” in the Handbook of Judicial Behavior, Kirk A. Randazzo and Robert Howard (eds.). Routledge Press: 491- 508.

Randazzo, Kirk, Douglas Gibler, and Rebecca Reid. 2016. “Examining the Development of Judicial Independence.” Political Research Quarterly 69 (3): 583-593.

Reid, Rebecca and Kirk A. Randazzo. 2016. “Statutory Language and the Separation of Powers.” The Justice System Journal 37 (3): 246- 258. 

Songer, Donald R., Miroslava Radieva, and Rebecca Reid. 2016. “Gender Diversity in the Intermediate Appellate Courts of Canada.” The Justice System Journal 37 (1): 4-19.

Randazzo, Kirk A., and Rebecca Reid. 2016. “Statutory Interpretation and the Chief Justice: Activism or Judicial Discretion?” in The Chief Justice: Appointment and Influence, David J. Danelski and Artemus Ward (eds.). University of Michigan Press: 330- 354.

Reid, R. A. and Reid, A. K. 2005. “Route finding by rats in an open arena.” Behavioural Processes68: 51-67.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Reid, Rebecca, Susan Achury, and Jessica Stone. 2020. “Dismantling Legacies of Oppression in Academia.” APSA Law & Courts Newsletter 30 (2): 13- 18.

Reid, Rebecca, and Monica Lineberger. 2020. “Introducing Comparative Law and Courts Network and Listserv.” APSA Law & Courts Newsletter 30 (2): 27.

Reid, Rebecca A., and Todd A. Curry. 2020. “Native Americans Won an Unusual Legal Victory at the Supreme Court. Congress Could Undo It.” The Monkey Cage, The Washington Post. July 29, 2020. < https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/07/29/native-americans-won-an-unusual-legal-victory-supreme-court-congress-could-undo-it/&gt;.

Reid, Rebecca A. 2020. “State Responsibility under the Indian Child Welfare Act: The People of the State of Colorado, In the interest of K.C. and L.C., Children, and Concerning D.C. (2020)” The Justice System Journal 42 (1): 185- 188.

Reid, Rebecca A., Paul M. Collins, Jr., Todd A. Curry, Rebecca D. Gill, and Michael K. Romano. 2020. “Inclusivity in Law and Courts.” APSA Law & Courts Newsletter 30 (1): 8- 14.

Reid, Rebecca, Susanne Schorpp, and Susan Johnson. 2020. “Why More Diverse Courts May be Better for Civil Liberties in Times of War.” LSE USAPP < https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2020/02/17/why-more-diverse-courts-may-be-better-for-civil-liberties-in-times-of-war/&gt;.

Reid, Rebecca A. Summer 2020. Review of Stephan Stohler’s Reconstructing Rights: Courts, Parties, and Equality Rights in India, South Africa, and the United States. Cambridge University Press, 2019. Political Science Quarterly 135 (1): 362- 364. 

Reid, Rebecca A., and Todd Curry. 2019. “The White Man Template and Academic Bias: ‘Legitimate’ Pursuits of Knowledge are Expressions of Power.” Inside Higher Ed.  April 12, 2019. < https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2019/04/12/how-white-male-template-produces-barriers-minority-scholars-throughout-their&gt;.

Reid, Rebecca A. 2018. Review of Dewi Ioan Bell’s The Erosion of Tribal Power: The Supreme Court’s Silent Revolution. University of Oklahoma Press, 2016. Law & Politics Book Review 28 (4): 52-55.

Curry, Todd A., and Rebecca A. Reid. 2017. “Trump is Being Sued to Stop Him From Shrinking Bears Ears National Monument by 85 Percent. Who Will Win?”  The Monkey Cage, The Washington Post. December 11, 2017. < https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/12/11/trump-is-being-sued-to-stop-him-from-shrinking-bears-ears-national-monument-by-85-percent-who-will-win/&gt;.

Curry, Todd, Rebecca A. Reid, and Erica Rodarte. 2017. “The 2016 Law and Courts Demographic Survey.” APSA Law & Courts Newsletter 27 (1): 10-12.

SELECT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“Curricular Innovation in Teaching American Politics: Engaging Students in Community and Ethical Leadership, Diversity and Antiracism, and Politics and Policy in Action” Sol Conference, April 21-23, 2021. Virtual Conference with José Villalobos and Todd Curry.

Panelist for “Career Panel: Academics & Public Scholars.” Power Shift Convergence 2021, April 16-25. Power Shift Network. Virtual Conference.

“Invitations for Judicial Activism: Mexican Compliance to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Use of Conventionality Control.” Southern Political Science Association, January 6-9th 2021. Virtual Conference.

“Compliance versus Impact: Reevaluating Mexican Compliance and the Effects of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.” Southern Political Science Association, January 6-9th 2021. Virtual Conference.

“International and Comparative Law & Courts: State of the Field.” Southern Political Science Association, January 6-9th 2021. Virtual Conference.

“Indigenous Collective Land Rights and State Compliance to Supranational Courts.” Southern Political Science Association, January 9-11th, 2020. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

“Problems and Promises: Confronting Questions of Inclusivity in Judicial Politics.” Southern Political Science Association, January 9-11th, 2020. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

“Judicial Activism in Mexico.” Southern Political Science Association, January 9-11th, 2020. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

“Stand by Me: How Do Indigenous Rights Fare at the IACHR?” Southern Political Science Association, January 16-19th, 2019. Austin, Texas.

“Empowering Human Rights Courts: Predicting When States Will Grant Jurisdiction to the IACHR.” Southern Political Science Association, January 16-19th, 2019. Austin, Texas.

 “State Compliance, Selection Effects, and IACHR Strategic Behavior.” Midwest Association of Latin American Studies (MALAS) Conference November 15-17, 2018. El Paso, TX. 

“Networks of Hard International Law Based Organizations and Human Rights.” International Studies Association Conference April 4-7, 2018. San Francisco, CA. (with Renato Corbetta and Charles Boehmer)

“Networks of Hard International Law Based Organizations and Human Rights.” Peace Science, November 2-4, 2017. Tempe, Arizona. (with Renato Corbetta and Charles Boehmer)

“Indigenous Law in the U.S. Supreme Court, 1969-2010.” American Political Science Association Annual Conference, August 21-September 3, 2017. San Francisco, CA. (with Todd Curry)

 “State Court Enforcement of International Law: The Roles of Political and Economic Factors.” January 11-15, 2017. Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, in New Orleans. (with Todd Curry and Gaspare Genna)

“Influence of International and Foreign Law in U.S. Supreme Court Opinions.” September 1-4, 2016. American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, in Philadelphia, PA. (with Todd Curry and James Keller)

“Risky Business: State Compliance and IACHR Reparation Issuance.” April 7-10, 2016. Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, in Chicago, IL.

“Regional Courts and the Domestic Adoption of International Human Rights Law.” January 7-9, 2016. Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 “National High Courts as Leaders? International Human Rights Laws, Regional Courts, and Domestic High Courts” 2014. American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, in Washington, D.C., U.S.

 “Judicial Institutionalization of International Human Rights Laws: The Role of Global Civil Society and INGOs.” 2013. Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting, in Chicago, U.S.

SELECT WORKING RESEARCH

Howard, Robert M., Kirk A. Randazzo, and Rebecca A. Reid, editors. Research Handbook on Law and Political Systems. Edward Elgar.

Reid, Rebecca A. Indigenous Rights and State Compliance at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Book manuscript.

Boyer, Eric J., and Rebecca A. Reid. “An Empirical Examination of Gender, Leadership, and Financial Performance in International Nonprofits: An Executive Perspective.”

Curry, Todd A., Rebecca D. Gill, Rebecca A. Reid, and Michael Romano. “The LAWCOURT-L Listserv and Its Implications for Diversity and Inclusion.”

Reid, Rebecca A., Todd Curry, and Gaspare Genna. “State Court Enforcement of International Law: The Roles of Political and Economic Factors.”

Boehmer, Charles, Renato Corbetta, and Rebecca Reid. “Networks of Hard International Law Based Organizations and Human Rights.”

Reid, Rebecca A., and Todd Curry. “Influence of International and Foreign Law in U.S. Supreme Court Opinions, 1969-2010.”

Reid, Rebecca A. and Todd Curry. “Indigenous Law in the U.S. Supreme Court, 1969-2010.”

Reid, Rebecca A., and Todd Curry. “What Lies Beneath: Hidden Biases in Colorblind Hiring Criteria.”

Reid, Rebecca A. “The Adoption of International Human Rights Law Through the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Compliance and Domestic Legal Reform.”

Reid, Rebecca. “Judicial Institutionalization of Human Rights: The Role of Civil Society and INGOs.” 

Romano, Michael, and Rebecca Reid. “When the Buck Stops: Measuring the Effect of the Rule of Law on Democratic Consolidation.” 

Reid, Rebecca. “Risky Business: State Compliance and IACHR Reparation Issuance.” 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

Grant Recipient, UT System Curricular Innovation Grant: Awarded $8000 (2021) to develop curricula for political science introductory courses. “American Government and Politics: Engaging Students in Community and Ethical Leadership, Diversity and Antiracism, and Politics and Policy in Action.” In collaboration with José Villalobos, and Todd Curry. 

APSA Law & Courts Service Award (2021)

Grant Recipient, Center for Law and Human Behavior Seed grant: Awarded $2395 (2016) to support undergraduate research surveying members of the Law and Courts organized section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) examining under-representation within the profession. In collaboration with Todd Curry.

Grant Recipient, SPARC (Support to Promote Advancement of Research and Creativity) (2013-14) 

Artinian Travel Award (2015-2016)

Thurmond-Atwater Fellowship in Political Science (2013-14)

Outstanding Graduate Student Award (Department of Political Science, (2012-13)

EITM (Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models) Summer Institute (2013)

USC Graduate School Travel Grant (2013)

EITM Travel Scholarship (2013)

Prestage-Cook Travel Award (2013)

West Forum Small Fellowship (2012)

EITM Certification Scholarship (2012)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

  • POLS 2311: American Government and Politics
  • POLS 3315: Judicial Process
  • POLS 3320: Constitutional Law
  • POLS 3321: Civil Rights & Liberties
  • POLS 3323: Comparative Courts
  • POLS 3362: International Law and Politics 
  • POLS 3600: Research in Political Science 
  • POLS 4300: Advanced Research Methods
  • POLS 4325: Indigenous Law and Politics
  • POLS 4327: International and Regional Courts
  • POLS 4370: International Law and Constitutionality of Anti-Homeless Laws
  • POLS 4370: Public Law
  • POLS 4370: American Political Thought
  • POLS 4370: Racialization and Discrimination in Public Law

GRADUATE COURSES

  • POLS 5300: Seminar in Quantitative Research Methods I
  • POLS 5302: Seminar in Quantitative Research Methods II
  • POLS 5320: Seminar in Public Law
  • POLS 5380: Legal Interpretation: Philosophy and Judicial Behavior

MA THESIS CHAIR

  • Mendoza, Hector. In Progress. UTEP Political Science Department
  • Stone, Jessica. In Progress. UTEP Political Science Department
  • Rivas, Rebecca. 2021. UTEP Political Science Department
  • Picado, Jonathan. 2020. UTEP Political Science Department
  • Cardenas, Alan. 2020. UTEP Political Science Department

MA THESIS/FINAL PAPER COMMITTEE MEMBER

  • Docherty, Ashley. 2020. UTEP Political Science Department
  • Jackson, David. 2020. UTEP Political Science Department
  • Reinpold, Lindsay. 2020. UTEP History Department.
  • Gallindo, Perla. 2018. UTEP Political Science Department
  • Harrilson, Nelson. 2017. UTEP Political Science Department

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND SERVICE 

American Political Science Association (APSA), Law and Courts Section

  • Executive Committee Member, 2021-2024
  • APSA 2021 Judicial Politics Section Panel Co-chair
  • Ad hoc Diversity Committee member, 2019
  • Assistant Editor for Law and Courts Newsletter, 2011-2013
  • APSA Women’s Caucus for Political Science member

Legal Notes Editor, The Justice System Journal, 2020 – present 

Editorial Board, The Justice System Journal, 2018 – present

National Science Foundation Panelist, Law and Science Program

Southern Political Science Association 

  •             Neal Tate Award Committee Member, 2019

Women Also Know Stuff (Political Science)

Manuscript Referee: American Political Science Review; Journal of Women, Politics, & Policy; Law and Society Review; The Justice System Journal; Research & Politics; Politics & Gender; Political Research Quarterly; Journal of Law and Courts; The Social Science Journal; Political Science Quarterly; Law & Social Inquiry; Politics, Groups, and Identities; Routledge; Oxford University Press

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

University of Texas at El Paso –University Service

  • College of Liberal Arts’ Antiracism Core Curriculum Task Force, 2020-2021
  • Center for Faculty Leadership and Development Training Module Creator, 2020
  • Liberal Arts Honors Program Political Science Liaison, 2020- present
  • Interdisciplinary Research Colloquium Co-organizer, 2019- present
  • Women’s Advisory Committee to the President, 2018-present
  • Faculty Senate Undergraduate Scholarship Committee Vice Chair-Elect, 2020
  • Faculty Senate Undergraduate Scholarship Committee, 2017- 2020
  • Center for Law and Human Behavior Steering Committee member, 2015- 2018

University of Texas at El Paso –Departmental Service

  • Research Brownbag/Workshop Series Organizer, 2018- present
  • Leadership Workshop Series Organizer, 2018- 2019
  • Political Science Undergraduate Committee Member, 2017-present
  • Political Science Graduate Committee Member, 2015- 2017, 2019-present
  • Political Science Search Committee, 2015-2016, 2019-2020
  • Political Science Library Liaison, 2016-2017
  • Revised Public Law Undergraduate Curriculum, 2015-2016