Jennifer L. Erickson is an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Boston College. Her research deals with international security and arms control, sanctions and arms embargoes, and the conventional arms trade. Her first book, Dangerous Trade: Conventional Arms Exports, Human Rights, and International Reputation, explains states’ commitment to and compliance with multilateral arms export criteria. Her current book project examines the creation of laws and norms of war around new weapons technologies, and she is participating in a two-year project on the relationship between armed conflict and arms exports with the World Peace Foundation at Tufts University. She has previously been a Nuclear Security Faculty Fellow at Stanford University; a faculty affiliate at Harvard University; a Postdoctoral Fellow at Dartmouth College; and a research fellow at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik and the Wissenchaftszentrum in Berlin. She received her Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University.