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Arnaud Kurze

Global Fellow

Professional affiliation

Associate Professor of Justice Studies, Montclair State University
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Wilson Center Projects

Transitional Justice 2.0: Youth, Art and Alternative Justice Spaces

Full Biography

Arnaud Kurze is Associate Professor of Justice Studies at Montclair State University. His scholarship on transitional justice in the post-Arab Spring world focuses particularly on youth activism, art and collective memory. He is currently working on an international digital archives collaboration called Project AROS, aimed at improving the visualization of historical documents and data. He is widely published and the editor of New Critical Spaces in Transitional Justice: Gender, Art & Memory. He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the American Council on Learned Societies and Sciences Po.

Major Publications

Breaking the Transitional Justice Machine: Exploring Spatiality, Space Travel, and Inbetween Spaces in Research Practice, (2021) Political Anthropological Research on International Social Sciences (PARISS) 2, no. 1, 155–78.


Whose Justice? Youth, Reconciliation and the State in Post-Ben Ali Tunisia, (2021) Journal of Human Rights 20, no. 3, 356–72.


Seeking New Metaphors: Gender Identities in Tunisia and Lebanon, (2020), in Arab Spring and the Quest for New Metaphors: Modernity, Identity and Change, eds. Dalia Fahmy and Eid Mohamed, Palgrave MacMillan.


The Coming Out of Memory: The Holocaust, Homosexuality, and Dealing with the Past, (2019) Kritika Kultura, no. 33/34, 761–85.


New Critical Spaces in Transitional Justice: Gender Art, & Memory, (2019) Indiana University Press.

“#WarCrimes #PostConflictJustice #Balkans: Youth, Performance Activism and the Politics of Memory, (2016). Oxford International Journal of Transitional Justice, Vol. 20, No. 3, 451-470, doi: 10.1093/ijtj/ijw014



Previous Terms

  • Title VIII Research Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center, May-July 2015
  • Title VIII Research Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center, January 2014
  • Junior Scholar at the Training Seminar for East European Studies at the Woodrow Wilson Center, August 2013