Shengkuo Hu


I am a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the University of California, Merced. My primary research interests are political violence, human rights, and institutional changes. Particularly, I focus on the effect of incentives and constraints created by government or non-government institutional changes on political violence and human rights conditions at both the international level and sub-national level.

One of my recent working papers - "Monitoring via the Courts: Judicial Oversight and Police Violence in India" (with Courtenay R. Conrad) - studies how court-ordered accountability institutions can decrease government repression in India.