Stacey M. Mitchell earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Georgia in 2007. She was a lecturer at the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia from 2008 to 2014. She is currently an Assistant professor at the Department of History, Political Science and African American Studies at Georgia State University’s Perimeter College.
Dr. Mitchell is on the Faculty Senate at Georgia State University as well as co-chair or member of several committees both at Perimeter College and University-wide. Dr. Mitchell is presently a member of the Review Board for the International Association of Genocide Scholars, Research Policy Brief Initiative, a moderator for the Discord website on Holocaust and Computer Games, and was a former Assistant editor of Intelligence and National Security and editorial board member of War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes against Humanity. Dr. Mitchell has also consulted on asylum cases for the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network and King and Spalding LLP, in Atlanta, Georgia. She has served as an expert on Rwanda in asylum cases before the Federal Immigration Court in Atlanta.
Dr. Mitchell’s areas of research and publication include genocide, peacebuilding, transitional justice regimes, Latin American politics, citizenship, and international law and human rights. She is published in the Journal of Genocide Studies, International Studies Review, and has co-authored Understanding International Law through Moot Courts: Genocide, Torture, Habeas Corpus, Chemical Weapons, and the Responsibility to Protect (Lanham, MD: Lexington Publishers, 2014), Trials and Tribulations of International Prosecution (Lanham, MD: Lexington Publishers, 2013), two chapters in Peacebuilding Paradigms: The Impact of Theoretical Diversity on Implementing Sustainable Peace (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Univ. Press, December 2020), as well as a chapter in Understanding Contemporary Latin America, 5th edition, (New York: Lynne Reinner, 2021). She is the author of Institutional Legacies, Decision Frames and Political Violence in Rwanda and Burundi (London, UK: Routledge, 2018), and has another co-authored book forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan, The Politics of International Law and Human Rights. Dr. Mitchell’s current research focuses on legalization of international human rights norms at the domestic level, and she is completing two articles, one on the legalization of norms prohibiting torture and political killings in Rwanda and Burundi; the second, a quantitative model measuring the factors that impact legalization of international human rights norms in the countries of sub Saharan Africa.
Dr. Mitchell has presented papers at several conferences, including those held by the International Association of Genocide Scholars, International Studies Association and the Global Institute of Research, Education and Scholarship. Dr. Mitchell has taught classes in Human Rights, Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict, Genocide, Transitional Justice, African Politics, Global Issues and Comparative Politics.