Megan Manion

Megan Manion is from Bend, Oregon. She graduated with B.A.s in Politics and History from Willamette University in 2014. After working as a paralegal and as a political advocate for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in the U.S., she earned an M.Sc. in the Politics of Conflict, Rights, and Justice from SOAS, University of London. Her master's research investigates transitional justice in the Central African Republic, exploring lived experiences of peace and justice in the context of massive, everyday violence and persistently ineffective international intervention. Her research interests center on questions of legitimacy, sovereignty, and agency in post-conflict politics of accountability and reconciliation, seeking to amplify those voices and experiences rendered silent in theory and in practice. Megan is currently reading for a Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota’s Political Science Department, with a particular emphasis on the theory and practice of transitional justice, from local communities to global institutions.