Sarah-Jane Koulen


Sarah Jane Koulen
Sarah-Jane Koulen studies the turn to international criminal prosecution for violations of specific human rights violations and the bureaucratic transnational forms this new field of practice has produced, from courts and tribunals, NGOs and civil society organizations to independent evidence collectors and forensic training institutes. Sarah-Jane spent over two years conducting ethnographic research with lawyers and practitioners in the international justice community in The Hague, New York, Arusha, Sarajevo and Kosovo. Centrally, she is interested in the effort to mobilize the logic of criminal law and individual criminal prosecutions as a form of humanitarian intervention for mass conflict. Sarah-Jane holds an LL.M. in Human Rights from SOAS, University of London. At Princeton, she is a PIIRS fellow and a Teaching Fellow at the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning. She also serves as a commissioner on the Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO.