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 foreign investors (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 coming to 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.


  • My article "Foreign Direct Investment and Repression: A Sectoral Approach" was accepted for publication by the Journal of Human Rights.
  • I talked about reproducibility at the APSA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia (September 2016).
  • I featured in this film about reproducibility.

Recent Work

"How taking from foreigners affects domestic human rights" (Working Paper Series, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford)

"Bringing the Gold Standard Into the Class Room: Replication in University Teaching" (International Studies Perspectives).

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Nicole Janz
nicolejanz [at] gmail.com

I blog about research transparency.