Rachel Schoner is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego. Her research explores non-state actor access in international institutions and the role individuals play in global politics. Her dissertation analyzes how political actors mobilize in international legal institutions to improve respect for human rights. She uses a variety of methods in her research including collection of original data, elite interviews, qualitative case studies, and cross-national quantitative analysis.