Professor of International Studies
International human rights; ethnicity, nationalism, and civic belonging; Central and Eastern Europe, Czech and Slovak studies; transitional justice.


Curriculum Vitae

Nadya Nedelsky graduated from the University of Toronto with a PhD in Political Science in 2001. Primary interests include human and minority rights, nationalism, ethnicity, democratization, citizenship, and transitional justice, with an area focus in Central and Eastern Europe. She is author of Defining the Sovereign Community: National Identity, Individual Rights, and Minority Membership in the Czech and Slovak Republics (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009), part of the Penn Press series on Democracy, Constitutionalism, and Citizenship. With Lavinia Stan, she co-edited Post-Communist Transitional Justice: Lessons from 25 Years of Experience (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and the 3-volume Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2013). She has published chapters in edited volumes on transitional justice and articles in the journals Ethnic and Racial StudiesEthnicitiesNations and Nationalism, and Theory and Society.

BA: magna cum laude, Augustana College (SD), 1992
MA: University of Toronto, 1994
PhD: University of Toronto, 2001

View syllabi for courses taught by Professor Nedelsky:
INTL 113 – Introduction to International Studies: Border-Crossing in the Age of Globalization
INTL 245 – Introduction to International Human Rights
INTL 285 – Ethnicity and Nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe
INTL 317, Writers and Power: The European “East” in the 20th Century
INTL 352 – Transitional Justice
INTL 485 – Senior Seminar: Confronting Global Hatred