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Assistant Professor
Area of expertise

Transitional justice and post-conflict reconstruction

Policy Area

Transitional justice and post-conflict reconstruction


Comparative politics and international relations: human rights, international organization and law, international security, developing world

Recent Publications


Truth Commissions and Transitional Societies: The Impact on Human Rights and Democracy. (Routledge, 2010).


“The Best Laid Plans: How the Failure to Effectively Implement DDR and Transitional Justice Fueled Iraq’s Instability.” Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law (Forthcoming).

“Bridge to Human Development or Vehicle of Inequality? Transitional Justice and Economic Structures.” International Journal of Transitional Justice 9:1 (2015) 51-69. (with Geoff Dancy).

“The Drivers of Transitional Justice: An Analytical Framework for Assessing the Role of Actors.” Nordic Journal of Human Rights 31:2 (2013) 127-148. (with Elin Skaar).

“Drivers of Justice after Violent Conflict: An Introduction.” Nordic Journal of Human Rights 31:2 (2013) 119-126. (with Elin Skaar).

“Taking Stock: Transitional Justice and Market Effects in Latin America.” Journal of Human Rights 10:4 (2011) 521-543. (with Tricia A. Olsen, and Andrew G. Reiter).

“When Truth Commissions Improve Human Rights.” International Journal of Transitional Justice (November 2010) 457–476. (with Tricia A. Olsen, Leigh A. Payne, and Andrew G. Reiter).

“A Volunteer’s Perspective on the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission Diaspora Project.” Journal of Human Rights Practice 2:3 (November 2010) 386-400.

“The Turn to Truth: Trends in Truth Commission Experimentation.” Journal of Human Rights 9:1 (January 2010) 45-64. (with Geoff Dancy and Hunjoon Kim).

“What is a Truth Commission and Why Does it Matter?” Peace and Conflict Review 3:2 (Spring 2009) 1-14.

Book Chapters

“Promoting Accountability, Undermining Peace? Naming and Shaming in Transitional Justice Processes.” In The Politics of Leverage in International Relations: Name, Shame, and Sanction. Ed. H. Richard Friman (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

“Truth-Seeking at a Distance: Engaging Diaspora Populations in Transitional Justice Processes.” In Human Rights and Information Communication Technologies: Trends and Consequences of Use. Eds. John Lannon, Edward F. Halpin, and Steven Hick (IGI Global, 2013).

“The Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration of Child Soldiers.” In The Monopoly of Force: The Nexus between DDR and SSR. Eds. Melanne A. Civic and Michael Miklaucic. (National Defense University Press, 2011). (with Courtney Rowe and Anne-Tyler Morgan).

“Truth Commissions.” In Handbook of International Criminal Law. Eds. William Schabas and Nadia Bernaz. (Routledge, 2010).

“Judging Truth: The Contributions of Truth Commissions in Post-Conflict Environments.” In Negotiating Sovereignty and Human Rights: Actors and Issues in Contemporary Human Rights Politics. Eds. Noha Shawki and Michaelene Cox. (Ashgate Publishing, 2009).

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