Izabela Steflja is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. She holds a Master of Arts degree from the Department of Political Science at McGill University. Her research interests include comparative politics with a particular focus on politics of identity, ethnic conflict and civil war, and transitional justice. Her work has been published in Global Change, Peace, and Security. Izabela’s dissertation examinesthe meaning of international criminal tribunals in different domestic contexts. She has conducted fieldwork in Bosnia and Serbia. Currently, she is researching the domestic response to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and its attempt to promote social and political regeneration and reconciliation.