Kyle Rapp


I am a Ph.D. Candidate (ABD) in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Southern California (USC). Beginning September 2022, I will be a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Berlin-Potsdam Research Group "The International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline?" I was previously a Visiting Research Fellow at the Amsterdam Center for International Law.


I am broadly interested in the rhetoric and uses of international law, in particular regarding the use of force and human rights, and how actors create different meanings of legal compliance. You may find more information on my research interests and current projects on this site.

If you have any comments or questions, you may find my contact information on this site as well.