Kelebogile Zvobgo is Provost's Fellow in the Social Sciences and a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Southern California. She is also a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and a Pre-doctoral Fellow at the College of William & Mary's Global Research Institute.
She is broadly interested in human rights, transitional justice, and international law and courts. Her primary research focuses on quasi-judicial bodies that have proliferated across the globe to fill the gaps left by domestic and international law and courts. Like courts, these accountability mechanisms collect statements from individuals who have been harmed by state or non-state actors, conduct an investigation, and enjoin appropriate reparative actions. Thus far, her work in this area has extended to truth commissions and international development banks' compliance mechanisms.
Kelebogile's research is published or forthcoming in the International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Human Rights, and Journal of Political Science Education. She has also written for The Washington Post and The Conversation.