Ernesto Verdeja holds a joint appointment in the Department of Political Science and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. He is the author of Unchopping a Tree: Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Political Violence (Temple University Press, 2009). His work has been published in many journals, and Verdeja is also coeditor of volumes on peacebuilding and social movements, the field of genocide studies, and the international politics of genocide. He is currently working on a book project on comparative genocide. Verdeja also co-directs a project mapping state security force structures around the world.

Thematic Interests

Theories of post-conflict reconciliation, justice and forgiveness; official apologies and reparations; comparative genocide; contemporary political theory

Current Research

Causes and patterns of contemporary genocide, mass atrocity early warning, and risk assessment.


Journal Articles


Book Chapters

Policy Briefs

Other Accomplishments & Recognitions

Executive Director, Institute for the Study of Genocide (2016– )