Ph.D (2002) University of Toronto, Department of Political Science, Core field: Political Theory
Dissertation: “Through the Public/Private Lens: Reconciliation, Responsibility and Democratization in South Africa.”
Supervisor: Professor Melissa S. Williams
M.A. (1997) Carleton University, Department of Law (Legal Studies)
Master's Thesis: "Diversity, Deliberation and Agonistic Politics: An Arendtian Critique of Habermas’ Discourse Theory” (Pass with Distinction)
Supervisor: Professor Peter Swan
B.A. (hons) (1994) McGill University, Deparment of Political Science
Associate Professor (2007-) Department of Gender Equality and Social Justice Nipissing University
* January 2008 – January 2009 on maternity leave
Assistant Professor (2003-2007) Department of Law, Carleton University
*Sept 2005 – Sept 2006 on maternity leave
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow (2002-2003) Residency at Department of Law, Carleton University
Sessional Lecturer (2003) Department of Law, Carleton University
2013-2014: Nipissing University Research Grant Award
SSHRC Standard Research Grant (2009-12) "Unsettling Peace and Justice? The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada"
SSHRC Institutional Grant, Carleton University (2006-2007)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship (2002-2004)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship (1999-2202)
University of Toronto Open Scholarship (1998; declined 1999 for SSHRC)
Melissa Williams, Rosemary Nagy and Jon Elster, eds., Transitional Justice: Nomos LI, Yearbook of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy. New York University Press, 2012.
Rosemary Nagy and Emily Gillespie, “Representing Reconciliation: A news frame analysis of print media coverage of Indian Residential Schools,” Transitional Justice Review, vol. 1, no. 3 (2014): DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5206/tjr.2015.1.3.2
“The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Genesis and Design” Canadian Journal of Law and Society, vol. 29, no. 2 (2014): 199-217.
Franklin Oduro and Rosemary Nagy, “What’s in an Idea? Truth Commission Policy Transfer in Ghana and Canada,” Journal of Human Rights, vol. 13, no. 1 (2014): 85-102.
“The Scope and Bounds of Transitional Justice and the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission,” International Journal of Transitional Justice 7 no. 1 (2013): 52-73.
"The Scope and Bounds of Transitional Justice and the Canadian TRC," International Journal of Transitional Justice (forthcoming).
"Truth, Reconciliation and Settler Denial: Specifying the Canada-South Africa Analogy," Human Rights Review, 2012, DOI: 10.1007/s12142-012-0224-4 (Posted online 26 May 2012).
Rosemary Nagy and Robinder Kaur Sehdev, "Introduction: Residential Schools and Decolonization," Canadian Journal of Law and Society, 2012, Volume 27, no. 1, pp. 67-73. doi: 10.3138/cjls.27.1.067
Susan Thomson and Rosemary Nagy, "Law, Power and Justice: What Legalism fails to address in the Functioning of Rwanda’s Gacaca Courts," International Journal of Transitional Justice 5, no. 1 (2011): 11-30.
"Transitional Justice as Global Project: Critical Reflections," Third World Quarterly 29, no. 2 (2008): 275-289.
"Post-Apartheid Justice: Can Cosmopolitanism and Nation-Building be Reconciled?," Law and Society Review 40, 3 (2006): 623-652.
"After the TRC: Citizenship, Memory and Reconciliation," Canadian Journal of African Studies 38, no. 3 (2004): 638-653.
"The Ambiguities of Reconciliation and Responsibility in South Africa," Political Studies 52 (2004): 709-727.
"Violence, Amnesty and Transitional Law: 'Private' Acts and 'Public' Truth in South Africa," African Journal of Legal Studies 1, no.1 (2004):1-22 at http://www.africalawinstitute.org/ajls/vol1/no1/nagy.pdf.
“Reconciliation in Post-Commission South Africa: Thick and Thin Accounts of Solidarity,” Canadian Journal of Political Science 35, no. 2 (2002): 323-346.
Chapters in edited books
“Combatting Violence Against Indigenous Women: Reconciliation as Decolonisation for Canada's Stolen Sisters,” in Rape Justice: Beyond the Realm of Law, eds. Anastasia Powell, Nicola Henry and Asher Flynn (Palgrave: forthcoming).
"Centralizing Legal Pluralism? Traditional Justice in Transitional Context" in Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding on the Ground: Victims and Ex-combatants, eds. Chandra Lekha Sriram, Jemima Garcia-Godos, Johanna Herman and Olga Martin-Ortega (London: Routledge, in press).
" Transitional Justice as Global Project: Critical Reflections," (reprinted in) Osgoode Reader: Law in Transition -- Human Rights, Development and Restorative Justice," eds. Peer Zumbansen and Ruth Buchanan (forthcoming)
Melissa Williams and Rosemary Nagy, "Introduction", Nomos: Transitional Justice, ed. Melissa Williams, Rosemary Nagy and Jon Elster, eds. (New York: NYU Press, 2012).
"Whose Justice? Gacaca, National Trials and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda" in Reconciliation(s): Transitional Justice in Postconflict Societies, ed. Joanna R. Quinn (Montreal, McGill-Queen's Press: forthcoming 2009).
"After the TRC: Citizenship, Memory and Reconciliation" (reprinted in) Fragile Freedom: Democracy's First Decade in South Africa, eds. A.H. Jeeves and G. Cuthbertson (Tshwane, University of South Africa Press: forthcoming 2009).
Feminist Perspectives on Transitional Justice: From International and Criminal to Alternative Forms of Justice, eds. Martha Albertson Fineman and Estelle Zinsstag. Intersentia Press, 2013. In Canadian Journal of Women and the Law 26, 2 (2014): 464-467.
Transitional Justice From Below: Grassroots Activism and the Struggle for Change. Edited by Kieran McEvoy and Lorna McGregor. Oxford and Portland, Oregon: Hart, 2008. In Law and Society Review 43:3 (forthcoming).
What Happened to the Women? Gender and Reparations for Human Rights Violations. Edited by Ruth Rubio-Marín. New York: Social Science Research Council, 2006. In Peace and Change (forthcoming).
Other Scholarly Activities
Guest co-editor (with Robinder K. Sehdev), Canadian Journal of Law and Society, special section on truth, reconciliation and the residential schools (2012, vol 17).
Managing Editor, Nomos, Yearbook of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy (2002-2004).
Oduro, Franklin and Rosemary Nagy, "What's in an Idea? Truth Commission Policy Transfer in Ghana and Canada," paper presented at International Studies Association ANnual Meeting, April 1-4, 2012, San Diego, CA.
"Unsettling Peace and Justice? The Scope and Bounds of Transitional Justice and the Canadian TRC," presented at Canadian Law and Society Association, 29 May 2011, Fredericton, N.B.
"Unsettling Peace and Justice? The Scope and Bounds of Transitional Justice and the Canadian TRC," presented at Law and Society Association, 2 June 2011, San Francisco.
"Centralizing Legal Pluralism? Traditional Justice in Transitional Context" paper presented at International Studies Association, New Orleans, February 2010.
"'I don't know who I saw but I say nothing': Power, Justice and Reconciliation in Post-Genocide Rwanda" (with Susan M. Thomson), paper presented at the Interdisciplinary Conference on Rwanda, California State University at Sacramento, 2-3 November 2007.
“Transitional Justice as Global Project: Critical Reflections”, paper presented Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting, May 30-June 1, 2007, University of Saskatoon.
“Whose Justice? Gacaca, National Trials and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda,” paper presented at Canadian Political Science Association Annual Meeting, London, ON, June 1-4, 2005.
“Whose Justice? Gacaca, National Trials and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda,” paper presented at "Reconciliation" conference, hosted by Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict Research Group, University of Western Ontario, Windermere Manor, London, May 14-15, 2005.
"Post-Apartheid Justice: Can Transnational Litigation and Nation-building be Reconciled?" paper presented at American Law and Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, May 26-29, 2004.
"After the TRC: Citizenship, Memory, and Reconciliation," paper presented at the Southern African Research Conference, Queen's University, Kingston, May 2-5, 2004.
"Toward a Theory of Transitional Citizenship," paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Political Science Association, Durban, South Africa, June 29-July 4, 2003.
“The Ambiguities of Reconciliation and Responsibility in South Africa,” paper presented at conference “Remembering, Repairing and Reconciling Historical Injustices,” hosted by Centre canadien d’études allemandes et européenes, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, and the McGill Department of Political Science, Montreal, April 5, 2002.
“Reconciliation and the Public/Private Distinction: The Role of Victims and Beneficiaries in South Africa’s TRC,” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Hilton San Francisco and Towers, August 30–September 2, 2001.
“The Truth about Reconciliation: The Case of South Africa,” Fourth International Metropolis Conference, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., December 7-11, 1999.
“Justice and Reconciliation: An Analysis of Responses to Past Human Rights Violations,” (Commissioned Workshop Paper) Seminar on Social Justice and Multiculturalism, Department of Canadian Heritage, Multiculturalism Program and Metropolis Project, Ottawa, May 13, 1999.
“Plurality, Politics and the Agonistic Dimension of Rights in Discourse Theory.” Canadian Law and Society Association, Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, Ottawa, June 1, 1998.
See blog articles on Indian residential schools at http://www.healthykugluktuk.ca/index.php?p=1_32_Dr.-Nagy written or hosted by Dr. Nagy
Co-organizer (with Robinder K. Sehdev) of "Truth, Reconciliation and Residential Schools" national conference, held at Nipissing University in the territory of Nipissing First Nation, March 5-7, 2010.
Volunteer, Amnesty International Canada, Urgent Action Network (2006-2007)
Guest speaker at United Nations Association in Canada, Ottawa Branch, "Bread or Justice? Emerging Paths to Peacebuilding," June 22, 2005.
ICRC Seminar on Teaching International Humanitarian Law. Completed week-long training seminar offered by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva, Switzerland. (September 2004)
Intern, Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR), Johannesburg, South Africa (2001)
Volunteer, Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (ESL tutor, computer tutor) (1998-2002)
Research Contract, Federal Government, Department of Canadian Heritage, Multiculturalism Program: Survey of all governmental and non-governmental studies conducted over the last twenty years in the Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto regarding racism, xenophobia, hate and other forms of discrimination (background document in preparation for World Conference Against Racism) (2000)