Adam Kochanski

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Phone number: 
519 824 4120 x58038
MCKN 532
Education (doctoral degree): 
PhD in Political Science, University of Ottawa

Adam Kochanski is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Ottawa, with a specialization in International Relations.

His research focuses on transitional justice, post-conflict peacebuilding, and international norms. His book project, Framing Atrocity: The Politics of Local Transitional Justice, explores the effects of domestic politics and local-national power dynamics on truth, justice, and reconciliation in communities recovering from armed conflict with empirical case studies of Cambodia and Mozambique.

His work has been published in Review of International Studies, International Studies Review, International Journal of Transitional Justice, Human Rights Review, and Peacebuilding. Numerous fellowships and external grants have supported his research, including from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, International Development Research Centre, and the International Studies Association.

He has held past appointments at Stanford University, UCLA, McGill University, and the University of Basel.

• Kochanski, Adam. 2022. “Locating the Short Circuit: Everyday Peace as a Conduit for Conflict Disruption.” International Studies Review 24 (3), viac031.

• Kochanski, Adam. 2021. “Framing, truth-telling, and the limits of local transitional justice.” Review of International Studies 47 (4): 468–88.

• Kochanski, Adam. 2021. “State (ir)responsibility and the (un)making of transformative reparations at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.” Peacebuilding 9 (2): 129–44.

• Kochanski, Adam, and Joanna R. Quinn. 2021. “Letting the state off the hook? Dilemmas of holding the state to account in times of transition.” Peacebuilding 9 (2): 103–13.

• Kochanski, Adam, and Joanna R. Quinn, eds. 2021. “Letting the State off the Hook: The Role of Non-State Actors in Peace and Justice Provision.” Special issue, Peacebuilding 9 (2): 103–242.

• Kochanski, Adam. 2020. “The Missing Picture: Accounting for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence during Cambodia’s ‘Other’ Conflict Periods.” International Journal of Transitional Justice 14 (3): 504–23.

• Kochanski, Adam. 2020. “Mandating Truth: Patterns and Trends in Truth Commission Design.” Human Rights Review 21 (2): 113–37.

• Kochanski, Adam. 2020. “The ‘Local Turn’ in Transitional Justice: Curb the Enthusiasm.” International Studies Review 22 (1): 26–50.

POLS*1500 - World Politics

POLS*3020 - International Law and Organizations

POLS*4020 - Global Law and Courts