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Geoff Dancy Associate Professor Department of Political Science Tulane University

Geoff Dancy

Associate Professor

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Dr. Geoff Dancy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Tulane University. He studies international human rights law, international tribunals, transitional justice, and pragmatism. His work uses evidence to demonstrate that, despite persistent criticism from left and right, human rights institutions have produced positive impacts in the world. Abroad, he closely follows events in Sri Lanka and Kenya, as well as the operations of the International Criminal Court. At home, he thinks a good deal about gun violence, mass incarceration, and other symptoms of structural violence in the state of Louisiana. He is a former director and current consultant for the Transitional Justice Research Collaborative, a group focused on collecting data and developing theory about human rights prosecutions, truth commissions, and other mechanisms of post-authoritarian or post-conflict justice. His current book project is Beyond Backlash: A Pragmatist Approach to Human Rights Law and Practice.


Human Rights Law and Practice, the International Criminal Court, Transitional Justice, and Pragmatism