Dr Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm is Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. His research interests include transitional justice (TJ), human rights, post-conflict reconstruction, and democratization. In particular, he is interested in the evaluation of TJ mechanisms, the political economy of TJ, and the role of diaspora groups in TJ processes. His most recent book, Truth Commissions and Transitional Societies, was published by Routledge (2010). Eric is also the author of several book chapters and his articles have appeared in journals such as the International Journal of Transitional Justice, Journal of Human Rights, and International Studies Perspectives. He is currently Co-PI on a Norwegian Research Council-funded project entitled “Beyond Words: Latin American Truth Commissions’ Recommendations” that is tracing the implementation record of 13 commissions in the region. He also is developing a website with William Muck (North Central College) that will provide data on the funding of transitional justice processes. Eric served as a volunteer with the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Diaspora Project between 2007 and 2009. Between 2008 and 2010, he conducted research on comparative labor and employment law for the consulting firm AON Hewitt.
Eric earned his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.