Rachel Cichowski (Ph.D., University of California, Irvine) is a Professor in the Department of Political Science with a joint appointment in the Law, Societies and Justice Department at the University of Washington. She is adjunct faculty at UW in the School of Law, Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies and a member of the European Studies Faculty in the Jackson School of International Studies. Her primary research interests include international law and courts, legal mobilization, comparative constitutionalism, and human rights. Her research received funding from the German Marshall Fund, MacArthur Foundation and the National Science Foundation. She is currently completing a NSF funded book and database project on the European Court of Human Rights and advocacy organizations. She is author of The European Court and Civil Society (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and co-edited Law, Politics and Society (Oxford University Press, 2003)Her research is also published in edited volumes and in various journals, including Law & Society Review, Comparative Political StudiesCanadian Journal of Law & SocietyJournal of European Public Policy, and Women & Politics.

Select Publications:

The European Court of Human Rights, Amicus Curiae and Violence against WomenLaw & Society Review (2016) 50:4, 890-919.

Legal Mobilization, Transnational Activism and Gender Equality in the EUCanadian Journal of Law and Society (2013) 28:2, 209-227.

The European Court and Civil Society: Litigation, Mobilization and Governance. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2007.