Carrie Reiling is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine. Her research interests include feminist and postcolonial theory, international organizations, international law and governance, West Africa, and the UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace, and Security.

Carrie’s dissertation research specifically focuses on the role that NGOs play in implementing the UN Security Council’s Women, Peace, and Security agenda and how NGOs’ work interacts with the state and international community. She conducted her dissertation fieldwork in Côte d’Ivoire, sponsored by a Fulbright fellowship.