Jamie Rowen is an Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Political Science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her research focuses on law and society, transitional justice, international criminal law, social movements, and international and comparative methods, centered on the use of law to redress mass atrocity and aid vulnerable groups. Dr.Rowen’s current projects examine the confluence of domestic immigration and international criminal law within the Department of Homeland Security, as well as the purpose and practice of Veterans Treatment Courts.
Over the past decades, Dr. Rowen has studied religion and post-conflict justice in Vietnam, developed life skills educational programs for orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa and the Balkans, studied refugee health in Morocco, and examined human rights protections in Latin America with the Inter-American Institute for Human Rights in Costa Rica.
Dr. Rowen’s book Searching for Truth in the Transitional Justice Movement (Cambridge University Press 2017), focuses on the emergence of transitional justice as an idea in international and domestic scholarship, policy making, and advocacy.