Onur Bakiner, PhD
PhD, Political Science
Building/Room: Casey 407
Onur Bakiner is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Seattle University. His research and teaching interests include transitional justice, human rights and judicial politics, particularly in Latin America and the Middle East. His book Truth Commissions: Memory, Power, and Legitimacy (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016) has been awarded the Best Book Award by the Human Rights Section of the American Political Science Association. Currently he has been working on a research project examining judicial actors during prolonged internal conflict in Colombia and Turkey. His past research investigates the role truth commissions play in contemporary societies. For this research he conducted interviews with political decision-makers, NGO activists, intellectuals, victims of political violence and their relatives in Chile and Peru. His articles have been published in the Journal of Law and Courts, the International Journal of Transitional Justice, Memory Studies, and Nationalities Papers.
Teaching and Research Interests
Transitional justice; human rights; judicial politics; civil war and conflict resolution; Middle Eastern politics; Latin American politics