In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we speak with Arnaud Kurze and Christopher Lamont, co-editors of the new book New Critical Spaces in Transitional Justice: Gender, Art & MemoryGathering work from contributors in international law, political science, sociology, and history, New Critical Spaces in Transitional Justice addresses issues of space and time in transitional justice studies which have been increasingly applied to account for mass atrocities and grave human rights violations throughout the world. It explains new trends in responses to post-conflict and post-authoritarian nations and offers original empirical research to help define the field for the future.


Arnaud Kurze is Assistant Professor of Justice Studies at Montclair State University. His scholarly work on transitional justice in the post-Arab Spring world focuses particularly on youth activism, art and collective memory. He is currently leading a Digital Humanities Project on political change in the Mediterranean basin and is co-organizing the Cres Summer School on Transitional Justice. Since 2013 he has been a Visiting Scholar at New York University. He is widely published and the editor of New Critical Spaces in Transitional Justice: Gender, Art & MemoryHe is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the American Council on Learned Societies and Sciences Po.

Christopher Lamont is Associate Professor of International Relations and Assistant Dean of E-Track, Institute for International Strategy at Tokyo International University. He holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Glasgow (2008) and MSc in International and European Politics from the University of Edinburgh (2005) and a BA in International Studies from the University of Mississippi. Previously, Dr. Lamont was Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Groningen (2011-2018) and prior to that he was an R.C.U.K. postdoctoral fellow in the Transitional Justice Institute at the University of Ulster (2009-2011).


John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming.