About

n.dietrich-1

I am a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Data Analytics program at Ohio Wesleyan University. Previously I studied at Penn State, where I received my Ph.D. in Political Science in 2020.

My research focuses on human rights, with a particular interest in how states suppress information and avoid accountability. Some of my current projects analyze human rights violations that went temporarily unreported, examine media bias in political violence reporting, and evaluate how people assess allegations of human rights abuses with incomplete information.

In politics, data analysis can be a powerful tool to understand complex social problems. But it also requires critical thinking about how information is generated, the limitations of the available data, and the moral and ethical consequences of conducting research. My teaching emphasizes a thoughtful, compassionate, and well-reasoned approach to exploring real-world issues with data.

For more information, please see my CV or contact me. Thanks for reading.