Dr. Cordell is an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. Prior to that, she was a post-doc in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University. Dr. Cordell completed her Ph.D. in Political Science from the Department of Government at the University of Essex in 2017. Dr. Cordell studies the causes, dynamics and consequences of state repression, human rights and political violence using computational methods and quantitative text analysis. Her research has been published in International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, International Interactions, and Journal of Human Rights. Dr. Cordell has shared insights from this work with the public in articles for The Monkey Cage, Political Violence @ A Glance, and The Conversation. In 2018, Dr. Cordell received the ISA Human Rights Section's Steven C. Poe Best Graduate Student Paper Award.