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Augustine Park

Associate Professor

Degrees:PhD (York)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 2593
Office:C766 Loeb Building

Areas of Interest

Transitional justice, restorative justice, community-based justice; colonial and settler colonialism; race, racialization, racism; global southern childhoods.

Possible areas of supervision include: transitional justice, restorative justice, colonialism and settler colonialism, race, racialization and racism, children and childhood, studies on universities/higher education.


My current areas of research are: (1) examining the limits of transitional justice as a response to colonial contexts and (2) examining the experiences of BIPOC students.

Selected Recent Publications

Park, A.S.J. (2021). Settler Colonialism and the South Africa TRC: Ambivalent Denial and Democratisation without Decolonisation. Social & Legal Studies. DOI:

Park, A.S.J. (2020). Settler Colonialism, Decolonization and Radicalizing Transitional Justice. International Journal of Transitional Justice. DOI:

Park, A.S.J. (2016). Remembering the Children: Decolonizing Community-Based Restorative Justice for Indian Residential Schools. Contemporary Justice Review, 19(4), 424-444.

Park, A.S.J. (2015). Settler Colonialism and the Politics of Grief: Theorising a Decolonising Transitional Justice for Indian Residential Schools. Human Rights Review, 16(3), 273-293.

Park, A.S.J. (2014). Risk and Liberal Peace: Democratisation as Risk Management. Critical Studies on Security, 2(3), 293-308.

Park, A.S.J. (2014). Constituting Omar Khadr: Cultural Racism, Childhood and Citizenship. International Political Sociology, 8, 43-62.

Park, A.S.J. (2013). Introduction: The labour of race. Canadian Journal of Sociology, 38(4), 453-464.

Park, A.S.J. (2013). Racial-Nationalism and Representations of Citizenship: The Recalcitrant Alien, the Citizen of Convenience and the Fraudulent Citizen. Canadian Journal of Sociology. 38(4), 557-578.

Carrier, N. and Park, A.S.J. (2013). On an Entrepreneurial Criminology of Mass Political Violence. Crime, Law and Social Change. 60, 297-317.

Park, A.S.J. (2010). Peacebuilding, the rule of law and the problem of culture: Assimilation, multiculturalism, deployment. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding. 4(4), 413-432.

Park, A.S.J. (2010). Child soldiers and distributive justice: Addressing the limits of law. Crime, Law and Social Change. 53(4), 329-348.

Park, A.S.J. (2010). Community-based restorative transitional justice in Sierra Leone. Contemporary Justice Review, 13(1), 95-119.

Park, A.S.J. (2009). Global governance, therapeutic intervention and war-affected girls. Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, 34(2), 157-182.