is an assistant professor of government at William & Mary, where she is also a faculty affiliate at the Global Research Institute
and the founder and director of the International Justice Lab
. Her research explores issues of human rights, transitional justice, and international law and courts.
As the director of the International Justice Lab, Zvobgo leads a group of researchers who study the legitimacy and authority of international courts and how they hold countries accountable for human rights violations. They look at transitional justice — the ways that political and judicial reforms can prevent prior human rights abuses from repeating. Zvobgo has analyzed datasets from truth commissions across the world as the lead investigator for the Varieties of Truth Commissions Project
, and for other projects.