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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working on an international digital archives collaboration called Project AROS, aimed at improving the visualization of historical documents and data. Furthermore, he directs Project AROS Lab, a collaborative,  virtual space providing researchers and students with an opportunity to conduct policy-related work to address interdisciplinary, global issues. He is widely published, including the co-authored book Mapping Global Justice: Perspectives, Cases and Practice  and edited volume, 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, Fulbright, the Library of Congress, and Sciences Po.

Major Publications

Mapping Global Justice: Perspectives, Cases and Practice (link, Routledge, ISBN: 9780367699116)
Persistent international conflicts, increasing inequality in many regions or the world, and acute environmental and climate-related threats to humanity call for a better understanding of the processes, actors and tools available to face the challenges of achieving global justice. This book offers a broad and multidisciplinary survey of global justice, bridging the gap between theory and practice by connecting conceptual frameworks with a panoply of case studies and an in-depth discussion of practical challenges. Connecting these critical aspects to larger moral and ethical debates is essential for thinking about large, abstract ideas and applying them directly to specific contexts. 

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