Associate Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies
Areas of Expertise
Political violence, war crimes trials, truth commissions and genocide.
Ernesto Verdeja holds a joint appointment in the Department of Political Science and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. He is the author of “Unchopping a Tree: Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Political Violence” (Temple University Press, 2009). His work has been published in Constellations, Perspectives on Politics, Contemporary Political Theory, The Review of Politics, The European Journal of Political Theory, Res Publica, Metaphilosophy, Genocide Studies and Prevention, and Contemporary Politics. Verdeja is also coeditor of volumes on peacebuilding and social movements, the field of genocide studies, and the international politics of genocide. He is currently working on a book project on comparative genocide. Verdeja also co-directs a project mapping state security force structures around the world. Verdeja is a faculty fellow at the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and a core faculty member of the Center for the Study of Social Movements and Social Change. He is a board member of the Institute for the Study of Genocide and serves on the Advisory Board of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, a worldwide scholarly association devoted to the study and prevention of genocide.