Adam Kochanski is a Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University’s Centre for International Peace and Security Studies and a research fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Human Rights and International Justice, where he held a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship from 2018-19. His research focuses on transitional justice, post-conflict peacebuilding, and international norms. His book project, Justice Deflected: The Uses and Abuses of Local Transitional Justice Processes, explores the influence of domestic political interests and local-national power dynamics on memory, reconciliation, and healing in communities recovering from armed conflict in Cambodia and Mozambique. He has published on local transitional justice processes, truth commissions, and reparations, and his articles on these topics have appeared in Human Rights Review, International Studies Review andPeacebuilding.Numerous fellowships and grants have supported his research, including from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and International Development Research Centre.
He holds a PhD in political science from the University of Ottawa, and was previously a research affiliate at the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law and an Ethics Fellow for the Future at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.