Michele Leiby

Michele Leiby

Associate Professor - Political Science, Latin American Studies (on leave Spring 2021)

Office: Kauke 105
Phone: 330-263-2009
Email: mleiby@wooster.edu


  • B.A., Moravian College 2002
  • M.A., University of New Mexico 2004
  • Ph.D, University of New Mexico 2011


  • “How Combining Framing Strategies Affects Human Rights Micromobilization” with Kyla McEntire and Matthew Krain. Research and Politics April-June: 1-11. 2017
  • “Sexual Violence against Political Prisoners: an Examination of Empirical Evidence in El Salvador and Peru” in Ackerman, Alissa and Richard Furman, eds. Sexual Crimes: Transnational Problems and Global Perspectives NY: Columbia University Press. 2015  Translation: “Violencia Sexual contra Detenidos: Un Examen de la Evidencia Empírica en el Salvador y el Perú” Revista Memoria: Revista sobre Cultura, Democracia, y Derechos Humanos. 20:1-13. 2016
  • “How to Ask People for Change: Examining Peoples’ Willingness to Donate to Human Rights Campaigns” with Kyla McEntire and Matthew Krain, in Pruce, Joel, ed. The Social Practice of Human Rights NY: Palgrave MacMillan. 2015
  • “Human Rights Organizations as Agents of Change: an Experimental Examination of Framing and Micromobilization” with Kyla McEntire and Matthew Krain. American Political Science Review 109(3): 407-426. 2015
  • “The Promise and Peril of Primary Documents: Documenting Wartime Sexual Violence in El Salvador and Peru” in Bergsmo, Morten; Butenschøn Skre, Alf and Elisabeth J. Wood, eds. Understanding and Proving International Sex Crimes Beijing: Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher. 2012
  • “Wartime Sexual Violence in Guatemala and Peru” International Studies Quarterly 53:445-468. 2009
  • “Digging in the Archives: The Promise and Perils of Primary Documents” Politics and Society 37:75-99. 2009  Translation (under new title): “Documentando la Violencia Sexual en los Conflictos Armados: el Caso Peruano” Revista Memoria: Revista sobre Cultura, Democracia, y Derechos Humanos. 14:1-18. 2014
  • “The Role of the Health Care Industry in New Mexico State Politics: A Connect the Dots Report” Common Cause, Albuquerque, NM 2007
  • “The Legacy of Wartime Violence on Intimate-Partner AbuasAbusee: Micro-level Evidence from Peru, 1980-2009” with Gudrun Østby and Ragnhild Nordås. forthcoming International Studies Quarterly.
  • “Uncovering Men’s Narratives of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence” in Zalewski, Marysia; Drumond, Paula; Prügl, Elisabeth; and Maria Stern, eds. Sexual Violence against Men and Boys in Global Politics NY: Routledge.