Dr. Angela Nichols


Associate Professor

Phone: (561) 297-3491
Email: nicholsa@fau.edu

Research: Transitional Justice, Conflict, Human Rights, Post-Conflict Processes
Teaching: International Relations, Comparative Politics, Human Rights, International Law, Research Methods

Dr. Angela D. Nichols is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Assistant Director of The Peace, Justice, & Human Rights Initiative at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Nichols earned her Ph.D. in Political Science with subfields in International Relations and Comparative Politics from the University of North Texas. She also holds a B.A. in International Relations from The Pennsylvania State University. Professor Nichols’ research broadly focuses on issues related to human rights and conflict. Her book Impact, Legitimacy, and Limitations of Truth Commissions examines how truth commissions contribute to peace and human rights following periods of conflict or mass abuse. She has published articles in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Studies Perspectives, Conflict, Security, & Development, Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict, Civil Wars, and TRAMES: A Journal of the Humanities & Social Sciences. Her analysis can also be found in The Conversation and Political Violence at a Glance. Dr. Nichols’ newest work examines the causes and consequences of women’s engagement in rebel groups with a focus on Colombia. For more information please visit her website: http://angeladnichols.weebly.com/