Nicole De Silva, Ph.D.

Concordia University

City: Montreal, Quebec

Country: Canada

About Me:

I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Concordia University in Montreal. Previously, I was the inaugural IKEA Research Fellow in International Relations at the University of Oxford. I hold a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa, and MPhil and DPhil degrees in International Relations from the University of Oxford.My interdisciplinary research draws on political science and law to address questions broadly relating to international cooperation, and regional and global governance. I am currently focusing on the politics of international courts, including international courts’ strategies for building support and African regional responses to the International Criminal Court. For this research, I have received awards from the International Studies Association-International Organization Section (2014), British International Studies Association (2016), and the International Studies Association-Human Rights Section (2016-17).

Research Interests

International Law & Organization

Judicial Politics

Human Rights


African Politics