Anna Gray
Ph.D. Candidate • International Relations and Comparative Politics

Fields of Study: International Relations with a subfield in Comparative Politics

Dissertation Title: Justice During and After Conflict: An Interconnected Process

Dissertation Chair: Megan Shannon

Committee Members: Aysegul Aydin & Jaroslav Tir

Dissertation Summary: My dissertation examines the impact of during-conflict justice mechanisms on the selection of post-conflict transitional justice mechanisms. I find that overall the use of justice mechanisms during conflict makes the use of transitional justice in the post-conflict sphere more likely. Specifically, trials during conflict engender a greater number of trials after conflict, as do amnesties. I conclude by assessing the overall impact of transitional justice efforts on human rights and conflict recurrence.

Expected defense date: April 2020

Teaching interests: American Foreign Policy, International Current Events, International Institutions