Christiane Wilke, Carleton University

Law Professor Ottawa, Ontario christiane_wilke@carleton.ca Office: (613) 520-2600 ext. 4168

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Bio/Research

My research examines how people deal with massive violence, and specifically how they talk about violence in legal categories. My main project investigates how criminal trials for state repression in Argentina and Germany helped to create certain imaginaries of perpetrators and responsibility, of...

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Bio/Research

My research examines how people deal with massive violence, and specifically how they talk about violence in legal categories. My main project investigates how criminal trials for state repression in Argentina and Germany helped to create certain imaginaries of perpetrators and responsibility, of law and legality, and of suffering and victimhood.

In the future, I plan to research how people made specific forms of violence visible to international law: genocide, enforced disappearances, bombing, and sexual violence. This project involves an inquiry into the ways in which international law takes notice of violence and declares it a matter of international concern. It also involves an examination of the strategies by which social movements succeeded in making specific forms of violence a matter of concern for international criminal law. The project will also consider the effects of international criminal law's specific modes of seeing violence on conflicts, identity politics, and advocacy.



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