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Joachim J. Savelsberg

Protrait: Joachim J. Savelsberg

Dr. rer. pol. 1982 University of Trier, FRG
Room 1144 Social Sciences
Phone: 612-624-0273

Curriculum Vitae

Interest Areas

Knowledge, Memory & Representations; Law, Crime & Punishment; Human Rights; Comparative; Theory

Current Research

Dynamics between denial and the fight for acknowledgment of victimization, specifically genocide: Legal and legislative battles in the Armenian case (supported by the Archam and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair).

Selected Publications

Representing Mass Violence: Conflicting Responses to Human Rights Violations in Darfur. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015.

“Representing Human Rights Violations in Darfur: Global Justice, National Distinctions,” with H. Nyseth Brehm, 2015. American Journal of Sociology 121/2.

“Crime, Law and Regime Change,” with S. McElrath. 2014. Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 10:259-79.

“Criminology, History of,” with L.A. Hughes, J. Kivivuori, J.F. Short, Jr., M. Sozzo, R. Sparks. 2015. International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 5:238-42, J.D. Wright, ed. Oxford: Elsevier.

“NGOs, IOs, and the ICC: Diagnosing and Framing Darfur,” with M. Zacher, H. Nyseth Brehm, J. 2014. Sociological Forum 29/2:29-51.

“Trials, Collective Memory, and Prospects of Human Rights.” 2014. Pp. 117-136 in Tribunals, edited by W. Gephart. Frankfurt: Vittorio Klostermann.

“The Narrative Potential of Criminal Trials: War Crimes before the ICTY,“ with R.D. King and Yu-Ju Chien.  (German). 2014.  Zeitschrift für Rechtssoziologie 34/1: 281-304.

American Memories: Atrocities and the Law, with R.D. King. 2011. (ASA Rose Monograph Series). New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Crime and Human Rights. 2010. London: Sage.