Is justice just?
U of M doctoral candidate Bridget Marchesi wants to right the world’s wrongs.
Marchesi helped build the world’s largest translational justice database, which shows what countries around the world have done to address human rights abuses. Advocates, policymakers, and others use it to determine which processes—prosecutions, truth commissions, amnesties—are most effective.
A recipient of the N. Marbury Efimenco Graduate Fellowship in Political Science, she has been using the information to evaluate the Colombian government’s victim reparations program, which aims to bring justice to some 6 million people following a 50-plus-year civil war.