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Ñusta Carranza Ko

Assistant Professor of Political Science
History, Political Science, & Geography
Hill Memorial 204B
525 S. Main Street
Ada, OH 45810

Ñusta Carranza Ko ( is an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of History, Political Science, and Geography at Ohio Northern University. She received her PhD in Political Science from Purdue University and holds a M.A. in Politics from New York University, M.A. in International Relations from the University of Windsor, and a B.A. from McGill University in Political Science. Her research interests include cross-regional research on human rights and transitional justice processes in East Asia and Latin America, including policies of memorialization in South Korea, measures of state compliance with reparations and truth-seeking processes in South Korea and Peru, and questions of indigenous peoples' rights and identities in truth-seeking policies in Peru.  



Doctor of Philosophy, International Relations, Purdue University, 2016
Dissertation Title: “Revisiting Transitional Justice and the Spiral Model: International Human Rights Norms”
Committee: Ann Marie Clark (chair), Harry Targ, Mark Tilton, and James McCann
Principal Fields: International Relations, Comparative Politics, Latin American Studies

Master of Arts, Latin American Studies/Spanish, Purdue University, 2013

Master of Arts, Politics, New York University, 2009
Thesis: Migration and Identity Change: Peru

Master of Arts, International Relations, University of Windsor, 2007 (Canada)
Major Paper: Chinese Minority Policy: 1950-80

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, McGill University, 2005 (Canada)
Major Political Science; East Asian Politics Concentration
Minor Concentration: Chinese Language Studies

Summer Study Abroad Program, Intermediate Chinese, Nanjing Normal University, 2005 (China)