Faculty & Staff

Jessica Mecellem

Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D. at Loyola University, Chicago, IL; M.A. in Muslim, Arabic and Semitic World Studies, Universite de Provence (Aix en Provence, France); B.A. in Politics and French, Whitworth University, Spokane, WA


Guerry Hall 209

Ext. 1297

Jessica Mecellem is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics at Sewanee: The University of the South, Faculty Speaking Fellow (2017-2018), and organizational core member of the Transitional Justice and Memory Politics Summer School, Cres, Croatia (summer 2018) (http://summerschoolcres.org)

She began working at Sewanee after completing her Ph.D. at Loyola University Chicago (2016). Her area of expertise is transitional and post-conflict justice in the Middle East North Africa region, with particular attention to narrative contestation through justice mechanisms, gender in transitional and post-conflict justice, and the role of judicial activity in authoritarian contexts. Her research on domestic human rights trials in Turkey was recently published in Law & Social Inquiry. Her dissertation, based on fieldwork in Algeria and Turkey, examined conceptions of justice for enforced disappearances.  Professor Mecellem teaches a variety of independently developed courses on the Middle East and North Africa, Comparative Politics and International Relations.

View Jessica's website here