College of Humanities, Art, Social Sciences, and Education
Associate Professor in the School of Public Affairs
Dr. Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm is an associate professor in the School of Public Affairs. He is internationally respected for his research in the study of transitional justice, which explores how societies handle histories of violence and oppression. In particular, his research seeks to understand how societies find justice following collective trauma.
In the past five years, Dr. Wiebelhaus-Brahm has published 14 peer-reviewed journal articles and two books. One of his 2020 articles, “Competition for Control of the State and the Transitional Justice Agenda Among Tunisian Civil Society Organizations,” can be found in the journal Peacebuilding. In addition to his published research, he has also been awarded a number of awards. He and a team of researchers were awarded a research grant of £15 million as a GCRF-supported project to build the Gender, Justice, and Security Hub. As a part of this project, he is working with Dr. Kirsten Ainley of Australian National University to study the funding priorities of donors.
In 2018-2019, he also worked with the Organization for Security and Co-operation on Europe’s presence in Albania. For this project, he mentored young researchers investigating the transitional justice needs of their respective countries. He also contributed to the creation of a graduate program in transitional justice at the University of Tirana. He is a member of the American Political Science Association, Arkansas Political Science Association, European Consortium for Political Research, International Studies Association, and Law & Society Association.
Dr. Wiebelhaus-Brahm received his Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from the University of Colorado. He received his B.A. in political science and anthropology from Marquette University.