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Dr. Maureen Stobb

Associate Professor
Office: Carroll Building – Room 2203
Campus: Statesboro
Phone: 912-478-5765

Additional Link(s): CV, Personal Website


Maureen Stobb received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Texas at Dallas. She completed her B.A. in Political Science at the College of New Jersey and obtained a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame. She was an intern at the fifth session of the Preparatory Commission for the International Criminal Court and at Amnesty International’s London office. She also practiced law for seven years, primarily as an immigration and asylum attorney. 

Dr. Stobb specializes in law and courts, and immigration policy. In her research, Dr. Stobb examines the impact of the use of legal concepts and arguments, and reliance on courts, to address public policy problems. In particular, she studies the use of law and legal processes to promote international norms of human rights and dignity, to address challenges posed by human migration, and to define the rights and duties attached to citizenship. Her research involves asking questions about the purpose of specific laws and processes; the factors influencing choices in legal language and procedure;  and influences on interpretation, implementation and output. It also raises questions about how individuals perceive the law, and the extent to which it influences their attitudes and behavior.  Dr. Stobb’s current research agenda focuses on the formulation, implementation and impact of citizenship and immigration policy. 

Selected Publications

Last updated: 12/15/2023