I am an Assistant Professor at the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham. My research interests include

In my current projects, I examine effects of foreign direct investment on repression and labour rights; how expropriation hinders human rights (with Noel Johnston and Paasha Mahdavi); judicial delays, impunity and corruption (with Dalson Figueiredo); how human rights shaming influences FDI and the IMF (with Krishna Vadlamannati).

I am involved in a number of initiatives to promote research transparency. I am an ambassador at the Center for Open Science (CFO) and a catalyst at the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS). I also write about reproducibility on my blog.

Before working at Nottingham, I taught statistics for social scientists at the Social Sciences Research Methods Centre, University of Cambridge. I completed my PhD in Politics and International Studies at the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge.


  • I gave a talk at the Ethics and Big Data Research group in Cambridge (8 May 2017).
  • I received a grant by the University of Nottingham, Research Priority Area: Rights and Justice, to explore electoral competition and corruption (start: April 2017)
  • I organised a workshop and conference on reproducibility in research at Nottingham (March 2017).

Recent Publications

Journal article: "Foreign Direct Investment and Repression: A Sectoral Approach", Journal of Human Rights

Blog Post: "Replication in international relations", Oxford University Press OUP Blog (with Nils Petter Gleditsch)

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Nicole Janz
nicolejanz [at] gmail.com

I blog about research transparency.