Jacqueline Ransome McAllister

Jacqueline R. McAllister received her doctorate in political science from Northwestern University in June 2014. While completing her degree, she taught international relations at Wellesley College. At Kenyon, she primarily teaches courses in international relations, including on the politics of transitional justice, human rights, civil wars, and United States foreign policy.  In 2016-17, she won the Trustee Junior Teaching Excellence Award.  During the 2017-18 academic year, Jacqueline will be on sabbatical at PluriCourts, Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo as part of a U.S.-Norway Fulbright Award.  

Jacqueline’s current research focuses on whether, how, and when international criminal tribunals impact violence against civilians and peace prospects. 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.


  • Forthcoming.  "Peace Versus Justice Revisited: The ICTY's Impact on the Bosnian Peace Process."  In Legacies of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: A Multidisciplinary Account.  Edited by Carsten Stahn, Carmel Agius, Serge Brammertz, John Hocking, and Colleen Rohan.  Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • 2015.  "Bending the Arc: How to Achieve Justice at the International Criminal Court" available at: www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/2015-08-03/bending-arc.
  • 2013.  Karen Alter, Laurence Helfer, and Jacqueline McAllister, "A New Human Rights Court for West Africa" (2013), The American Journal of International Law (vol. 107).
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