Horia M. Dijmarescu

  • Teaching Assistant Professor & Advisor

I research how people invoke rules to justify or contest actions. My work examines wartime use of incendiary munitions, the legitimation of human rights violations through emergency powers, and the normalization of animus against sexual and gender identity minorities. In each of these areas, I trace how invoked rules constitute resources through which the meanings of rules are produced and negotiated. I earned a Ph.D. in Political Science at Northwestern University and a M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution at American University in Washington, D.C. During my time in D.C., I worked in the grants program at the United States Institute of Peace. I was born in Romania and grew up in Canada. 

Courses Taught

PS 0550: Introduction to Global Studies
PS 1502: International Law and Problems of World Order
PS 1675: Politics of Human Rights

Education & Training

  • PhD, Northwestern University, 2020

Research Interests

International Relations
Global Rules and Norms
Transnational Political Discourse
Politics of Identity
Mass Atrocity Crimes and Human Rights
Invisible Power
Philosophy of Science
Anti-Racist Pedagogy


Area of Study