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Kelebogile Zvobgo is the founder and director of the International Justice Lab, and an Assistant Professor of Government at William & Mary. She earned her Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Southern California, where she was Provost's Fellow in the Social Sciences, a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and a recipient of the 2021 USC Ph.D. Achievement Award. She was also the inaugural recipient of W&M's Pre-doctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity based at the Global Research Institute

Dr. Zvobgo's research is published in leading, peer-reviewed social science journals and has won multiple awards, including Best Paper in Human Rights from both the American Political Science Association and the International Studies Association. Also recognized for her teaching and advocacy, she is the recipient of the American Political Science Association's 2022 Craig L. Brians Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Mentorship and the 2022 Emerging Human Rights Leader Award from the United Nations Association, National Capital Area. 


Before coming to W&M, she was the first director of the Security and Political Economy Lab at USC. 

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