1. Refereed Scholarly Publications

“Can Reconciliation be Compelled?  Transnational Advocacy and the Indigenous-Canada Relationship” Peace and Change: A Journal of Peace Research, vol. 42, no. 3, (2017): 313–341.

“Truth, Trauma, Agency”, International Journal of Transitional Justice, vol. 9, no. 3 (2015): 527-538 [*review essay, reviewed by editors]

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:

“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.

“Truth, Reconciliation and Settler Denial: Specifying the Canada-South Africa Analogy,” Human Rights Review, 2012, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p349. DOI: 10.1007/s12142-012-0224-4.

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. (*reviewed by Journal editor, as we were guest editors for a special section)

Susan M. Thomson and Rosemary Nagy, “Law, Power and Justice: Local Power Dynamics in 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  HYPERLINK “”

“Reconciliation in Post-Commission South Africa: Thick and Thin Accounts of Solidarity,” Canadian Journal of Political Science 35, no. 2 (2002): 323-346.

2.    Edited Books

Melissa Williams, Rosemary Nagy, and Jon Elster, eds., Transitional Justice: Nomos LI, Yearbook of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, (New York: New York University Press, 2012).

3. Chapters in Edited Books 

“Transnational Advocacy for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women,” in Forever Loved: Exposing the Hidden Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada, eds. D. Memee Lavell-Harvard and Jennifer Brant (Demeter: 2016).

“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: 2015).

“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 García-Godos, Johanna Herman and Olga Martin-Ortega  (London: Routledge, 2012).

Melissa Williams and Rosemary Nagy, “Introduction” in Nomos: Transitional Justice, ed. Melissa Williams, Rosemary Nagy and Jon Elster, eds. (New York: NYU Press, 2012).

“Transitional Justice as Global Project: Critical Reflections,” (reprinted in) Law in Transition: Human Rights, Development and Transitional Justice, edited by Peer Zumbansen & Ruth Buchanan (Oxford, Portland OR: Hart Publishing, forthcoming).

“Traditional Justice and Legal Pluralism in Transitional Context: The Case of Rwanda’s Gacaca Courts” in Reconciliation(s): Transitional Justice in Postconflict Societies, ed. Joanna R. Quinn (Montreal, McGill-Queen’s Press: 2009).

“After the TRC: Citizenship, Memory and Reconciliation” in Fragile Freedom: Democracy’s First Decade in South Africa, eds. A.H. Jeeves and G. Cuthbertson (Tshwane, University of South Africa Press: 2009).

3.  Book Reviews

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.

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, 35, no.4 (2010): 660-663.

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, no.3 (2009): 707-709.

4. Under review

“Settler Witnessing at the TRC.” Anthropologica