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Tiffany A. MacLellan

PhD Candidate (Legal Studies)

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Research Areas of Interest

  • critical approaches to transitional justice
  • law & aesthetics
  • international criminal law

Courses Taught

  • LAWS 4603: Transitional Justice
  • LAWS 2601: Public International Law

PhD Project

How do dominant theories of transitional justice organize time in a manner that allows political communities and correlative state institutions to narrate themselves away from legacies of violence, and responsibility?  How do these theories manifest aesthetically? Drawing on Walter Benjamin’s legal and political philosophy, Tiffany’s PhD project turns to museum exhibitions about post-war trials in the US and Germany in order to show how aesthetic devices both affirm and interrupt the imagined role criminal law plays in political life after periods of mass atrocity.

PhD Thesis Committee


MacLellan, Tiffany. “Nuremberg, Memoryscapes, and Spatial Interruptions: Courtroom 600 and ‘The City of Human Rights.’” In Socio-Legal Imaginations in Canada. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2018. Forthcoming.

Education and Qualifications

Master of Arts, Conflict Studies, Ottawa University / Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada (2009- 2011)

Master of International Law and International Relations, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (2008)

Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management, International Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada (2003 – 2007)