Bakiner Joins Political Science Department

Written by Laura Paskin
April 9, 2014

Onur Bakiner joins the Political Science Department as an assistant professor, effective September 1, 2014. Bakiner, who received his PhD from Yale University, focuses his research and scholarship on transitional justice, judicial behavior, Latin American politics, memory politics, complex emergencies and humanitarian intervention, regional integration, and normative political theory. He has been teaching at Simon Fraser University for the past three years.

Among Bakiner’s recent publications are “Truth Commission Impact: an Assessment of How Commissions Influence Politics and Society” in the International Journal of Transitional Justice, “Is Turkey coming to Terms with Its Past? Politics of Memory and Majoritarian Conservatism” in Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity, and “From Denial to Reluctant Dialogue: The Chilean Military’s Confrontation with Human Rights (1990-2006)” in the International Journal of Transitional Justice.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 41 undergraduate major degrees, 36 minors, and 6 master’s degrees.