This used to be my research agenda:

Globalisation and Human Rights

During my Cambridge PhD and lectureship at the University of Nottingham, I examined the interplay between globalisation, business, and human rights and labour standards, using panel data and network analysis.

Selected publications:

Replication and Reproducibility

I played a leading role in a number of initiatives to promote research transparency. I was a member of the Steering Committee of the UK Reproducitibility Network and the Executive Committee of Project TIER, as well as serving on the Advisory Board of the Qualitative Data Repository. I wrote about reproducibility on my blog and tweet at @polscireplicate.

Relevant publications:


I also worked on a British-Academy-funded project to foster data transparency in government administration and universities. Together with Prof Dalson Figueiredo, Federal University of Pernambuco, I conducted a novel study on corruption in Brazil and organised transparency workshops for researchers and civil servants. More info about this project is here.

Book: Civil Religion and Critical Discourse Analysis

Nicole Janz. 2010. “ ‘And no one will keep that light from shining.’ Civil Religion after September 11 in Speeches of George W. Bush.” Berlin: Lit-Verlag.

Edited Volume: Global Human Rights

Nicole Janz, and Thomas Risse (eds). 2007. “Menschenrechte–Globale Dimensionen eines Universellen Anspruchs.” (Human Rights–Global Dimensions of a Universal Standard) Baden-Baden: Nomos.