Lykes named co-editor of journal

lykesBoston College Center for Human Rights and International Justice Associate Director M. Brinton Lykes, a professor of community-cultural psychology in the Lynch School of Education, has been named co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Transitional Justice.  The journal publishes high quality refereed articles in the field of transitional justice, which it defines as “the study of those strategies employed by states and international institutions to deal with a legacy of human rights abuses, and to effect social reconstruction in the wake of widespread violence.” In selecting Lykes for the position, the journal cited her transitional justice work, specifically in regard to the sexual violence against Mayan women in contexts of armed conflict and post-conflict transitions, and their struggles for truth, justice, healing, and reparations, and human rights violations related to migration, including deportation, focusing on their effects on women and children. Boston College will serve as the journal’s institutional home for the next five years, supported by the CHRIJ and the Lynch School. More from the CHRIJ.

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