Izabela Steflja is a Professor of Practice in Political Science at Tulane University. She is also Faculty in Residence at Wall Residential College, Faculty Fellow at the Newcomb Institute for gender equity, and member of the Violence Prevention Institute at Tulane.
She holds a DPhil in Political Science from University of Toronto, and an MA in Political Science from McGill University. Before her appointment at Tulane, Dr. Steflja was the Simons Post-doctoral Fellow in Dialogue on International Law and Human Security at Simon Fraser University (2014-2015), and a Predoctoral Fellow in International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2013).
Dr. Steflja’s teaching and research interests focus on politics of the developing world, law and society, and transitional justice. She has conducted extensive fieldwork in East and Central Africa and the Balkans. Dr. Steflja is the author of Women as War Criminals: Gender, Agency, and Justice (Stanford University Press, 2020, co-authored), and has published in academic and policy journals. Her current manuscript examines local perceptions of international criminal tribunals.