Co-director of the Centre for the International Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice
Leslie Vinjamuri is Co-director of the Centre for the International Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice and a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She founded and Co-Chairs the London Transitional Justice Network. Prior to joining SOAS, Leslie was on the faculty of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and worked at the United States Agency for International Development, and Congressional Research Service. She has also been a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at the London School of Economics, and at the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University. Leslie is the author of several articles and a contributor to many edited volumes on the international politics of conflict, norms, and rights related topics. Her current research projects include the politics of international criminal justice and accountability, UN Security Council diplomacy, competition and change in the international humanitarian market, and the role of transitional justice in democratic transitions. She is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Transitional Justice and a member of the Advisory Group of the Institute for Integrated Transitions. She is also an Associate of the Human Rights Consortium at the School of Advanced Study and a Research Associate at IDEAS at the London School of Economics. She has a BA from Wesleyan University, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University.