I am currently a PhD Candidate in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Southern California and Visiting Scholar at Indiana University's Ostrom Workshop.
I study signaling, human rights NGOs, triage, and effective altruism. My research evaluates the role of signaling among human rights NGOs by arguing that the main goal of international human rights NGOs is not to effectively realize their vision for humanity. Rather, I argue that they exist to provide a signaling service to their donors. Donors pay for the ability to show the world that they are prosocial, altruistic, compassionate, and politically liberal. NGOs pursue programs that will help their donors signal rather than those that would most effectively realize the principles of universal human rights.
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