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.