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Mershon Center for International Security Studies

Hollie Nyseth BrehmAssistant Professor
238 Townshend Hall
1885 Neil Ave. Mall
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Ph.D., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Sociology (2014)
M.A., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Sociology (2012)
B.A., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Socology and Political Science (2008)

Hollie Nyseth Brehm's research agenda is motivated by the fundamental questions of why and how atrocities occur and who commits them. She is equally interested in the process of transitional justice after atrocities, including how societies rebuild, how international actors respond to the violence, and the lasting effects of mass violence. In other words, Nyseth Brehm studies multiple processes of mass violence, human rights violations, and mass crime — why they occur, how they occur, their effects, and responses to them.

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Media Links
Research News: Perpetrators of genocide say they're 'good people' (2017)
Mershon Center: Nyseth Brehm named emerging scholar by genocide study group (2017)
Mershon Center: Nyseth Brehm, Shuman win distinguished teaching awards (2016)
Mershon Center: Nyseth Brehm, Carlarne headline TEDx Ohio State (2016)
Sociology Department: Sociologist Makes Her Mark at Ohio State and Around the Globe (2016)
Buckeye Voices: What Ohio State can do about the refugee crisis (2016)
Mershon Center: Nyseth Brehm, Shuman win distinguished teaching award (2016)
Sociology Department: Nyseth Brehm receives Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award (2016)
Buckeye Voices: Never Again (2015)
Criminal Justice Research Center: An Interview with Hollie Nyseth Brehm (2015)
Arts and Sciences: Sociologist Studies Mass Murder to Predict and Prevent Genocide (2014)

Mershon Project
Triggers of Non-State Mass Killings, with Amanda Robinson (2017-18)
Genocide, Justice, and Rwanda’s Gacaca Courts (2014-15)