Janina Dill

I am the John G. Winant Associate Professor of U.S. Foreign Policy at the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) of the University of Oxford. I am also a Professorial Fellow at Nuffield College and Co-Director of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict (ELAC). I am interested in international law and ethics in international relations, specifically in war. I investigate how legal and moral imperatives explain conduct in war. Several of my current projects examine the role of legal rules and moral principles in informing attitudes towards war. I also work on analytical just war theory, constructivism, and normative jurisprudence. I rely on a variety of methods, including survey experiments, interviews, normative theorizing, and legal exegesis.

Selected Publications

  • Law Applicable to Armed Conflict – Ziv Bohrer, Janina Dill, Helen Duffy, Cambridge University Press, 2020
  • Legitimate Targets? International Law, Social Construction and US Bombing, Cambridge University Press, 2015
  • “Attitudes towards War: Instrumental Imperatives, Moral Principles and International Law” – Janina Dill and Livia I. Schubiger, American Journal of Political Science, 2021, Vol. 65 (3), pp. 612-633
  • “Distinction, Necessity and Proportionality: Afghan Civilians’ Attitudes Toward Wartime Harm” Ethics and International Affairs, 2019, Vol. 33 (3), pp. 315-342
  • “A Legal Duty of Care in Attack? Limits to the ‘Individualization of War’,” International Theory, 2019, Vol. 11 (1), pp. 1-25
  • “The 21st Century Belligerent’s Trilemma,” European Journal of International Law, 2015, Vol. 26 (1), pp. 83-108


Faculty page: https://www.politics.ox.ac.uk/academic-staff/janina-dill.html
College page: https://www.nuffield.ox.ac.uk/people/profiles/janina-dill/
Personal website: https://www.janinadill.com/
Twitter: @JaninaDill