Q&A with Dr. Amelia Hoover Green

October 16, 2012 —

Dr. Amelia Hoover Green
Assistant Professor, Department of History and Politics

Amelia Hoover Green

Dr. Amelia Hoover Green

Hometown: Grand Forks, ND
Degree: Ph.D., Political Science, Yale University (December 2011)
Research Interests: Dynamics of conflict-related violence; intra-armed group politics and socialization; statistics in human rights.

Q: What did you do prior to joining the faculty at Drexel University?
A: I was a Ph.D. student at Yale and consultant for the Human Rights Data Analysis Group. I also worked for United Nations Action Against Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict.

Q: What is your favorite vacation destination?
A: It’s a tie: Northern California (hiking) or Kauai, HI (lazing).

Q: What was the last restaurant you went to?
A: Breads of India, south Berkeley, CA.

Q: What excites you most about Drexel?
A: The fact that the university and the department are in a time of change and expansion; the opportunity to teach undergrads and focus on research. Also, Philly! Having gone to college at Swarthmore and lived in the city afterwards, I love the city and am excited to be back.

Q: What are three books on your coffee table?
A: Little Brother, Cory Doctorow; 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: San Francisco Area, Jane Huber; Scoop: 125 Specialty Ice Creams, Ellen Brown.

Q: If you could have dinner with any three people (alive or dead) who would you choose?
A: Queen Elizabeth I, George Eliot, and Grace Hopper. (Apparently this is a “path-breaking women” themed dinner.)

Q: What are you most proud of?
A: Finishing my dissertation while (mostly) refraining from working after 7:00 pm.

See Dr. Amelia Hoover Green in action: CoAS Dean’s Seminar Series: “Speaking Stats to Power: Human Rights Organizations and Numerical Evidence” Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 3:30-5:00PM, Disque 109.