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Pittsburg State University
Transitional justice, international law, human rights, Latin American politics, development, citizen insecurity
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Lauren Marie Balasco is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Philosophy, and the Social Sciences. She received her doctorate from the University of Delaware in the fields of Political Science and International Relations in May 2014.
Her dissertation is entitled: “Just Security or a Secure Justice?
Mapping the Transitional Justice – Human Security Nexus” which examines how transitional justice initiatives and mechanisms impact the work of human security actors in the development and sustainability of the human security agenda.  Her publications (and articles under review) pertain to themes related to transitional justice, the International Criminal Court, and Latin America.

In 2011, she received certificates in public and private international law from The Hague Academy of International Law (The Hague, The Netherlands) as well as the Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY).

During the summer of 2012, she conducted dissertation fieldwork in Peru and Colombia. She graduated summa cum laude with a BA in International Studies and Political Science from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in 2006.

Recent Publications

Balasco, L. M. and Julio F.  Carrión. 2016. “The Fearful Citizen: Citizen Insecurity and Support for Democracy in Latin America.” Revista Latinoamericana de Opinión Pública. Forthcoming.
Balasco, L. M. 2015. Review of “Military Politics and Democracy in the Andes.” Journal of Latin American Studies Vol. 47 No.3: 635-637.
Balasco, L. M. 2013.“The Transitions of Transitional Justice: Mapping the Waves from Promise to Practice.” Journal of Human Rights Vol. 12, No. 2: 198-216.
Balasco, L. M. 2013. “The International Criminal Court as a Human Security Agent.” PRAXIS: The Fletcher Journal of Human Security Vol. 28: 46-67.

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