Introducing Jacqueline R. McAllister


Jacqueline R. McAllister is an assistant professor of political science at Kenyon College and a current Fulbright Research Scholar at PluriCourts—Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Role of the Judiciary in the Global Order.  At Kenyon, she teaches courses on international relations, transitional justice, human rights, international organizations, civil wars, and United States foreign policy.  In 2016-17, she won the Kenyon College Trustee Junior Teaching Excellence Award.

Jacqueline’s current research focuses on whether, how, and when international criminal tribunals affect violence against civilians and peace processes. Her work draws on extensive archival and interview data collected throughout the Netherlands and southeast Europe (in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia, and Macedonia). The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, National Science Foundation, the American Association of University Women, and the American Council of Learned Societies have all supported her research.  Thus far, Jacqueline has published in Foreign Affairs and the American Journal of International Law.  She is also in the process of completing a manuscript on wartime international criminal deterrence.

In 2017, Jacqueline had the opportunity to attend the ICTY Legacy Conference in Sarajevo, as well as the ICTY’s final judgment in The Hague.  Her blog post is inspired by both opportunities, as well as her fieldwork in the Southeast Europe.  To learn more about Jacqueline, you can visit her website or follow her on twitter @j_r_mcallister.

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