Kirsten J. Fisher holds a Ph.D. in political science and works on issues of human rights, justice after atrocity and post-conflict social reconstruction — in Africa and around the world.

A member of the University of Ottawa’s Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC), she is an adjunct professor in the School of Political Studies and the Faculty of Law, and a former research fellow at the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Helsinki.