Research Cluster Speaker Series: New Directions in Transitional Justice

When and Where

Thursday, April 13, 2023 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
CG 265
Canadiana Gallery
14 Queen's Park Crescent West, Toronto, ON M5S 3K9


Jamie Rowen


This ls a free lecture, but registration is required

The Photo-Diasporas project seeks to broaden our understanding of forced cross-border migration due to the Colombian armed conflict, the longest in the Americas. It does so through the eyes and voices of 15 Colombian men and women who were forced to leave the country and start a new life in the United States, one of the largest receiving countries for Colombian migrants. The project is based on the use of photo-voice, an action-research method that uses photographic and narrative composition as a form of community research and expression.

About Professor Rowen

Jamie Rowen's research focuses on how different political actors use law to redress mass violence. She received a J.D. from Berkeley School of Law in 2009, a Ph.D. from the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at Berkeley School of Law in 2012 and was a doctoral fellow at the American Bar Foundation in 2012-2013. Prior to her current position in legal studies at UMass, Dr. Rowen taught in the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto. Dr. Rowen's forthcoming book with Cambridge University Press, Searching for Truth in the Transitional Justice Movement, focuses on efforts to make truth commissions in the Balkans, Colombia and the United States. Her current projects include an examination of efforts to deport suspect human rights violators in the United States, as well as veterans in the criminal justice system.

This event is co-sponsored by the Transnational Justice Project.

A light lunch will be served in the Centre Lounge (2nd floor) at 12:00 pm. The lecture will begin in CG 265 at 12:30 pm.

Please note that the location does not have a working elevator. If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation, please contact us at and we will do our best to make appropriate arrangements.

We hope to see you then!


Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies, Transnational Justice Project


14 Queen's Park Crescent West, Toronto, ON M5S 3K9