Tonya Putnam

Associate Professor of Political Science



Tonya Putnam (Ph.D., Stanford, 2005; J.D., Harvard 2002) researches topics at the intersection of international relations and international law. Currently, her primary focus involves explaining the conditions under which U.S. courts have exercised extraterritorial jurisdiction to regulate transnational disputes involving private parties and the implications of these findings for the origins and enforcement of rules in the international system. Her publications have appeared in International Organization, International Security, the Jounrnal of Physical Security and in edited volumes. She was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University and a Fellow and longtime affiliate of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. Professor Putnam is also a member of the California State Bar.


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