Author Archives: Jessica Greenberg

About Jessica Greenberg

Jessica Greenberg is an associate professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on the anthropology of democracy, revolution, postsocialism, and youth activism in the Balkans. She is the author of After the Revolution: Youth, Democracy, and the Politics of Disappointment in Serbia (Stanford, 2014) and her work has also appeared in American Anthropologist, Political and Legal Anthropology Review, Eastern European Politics and Societies, Slavic Review, Language and Communication, and Nationalities Papers. Her new research focuses on international human rights law and legal cultures in the context of European integration. Prior to coming to UIUC, Greenberg was an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, and an assistant professor in Communication Studies at Northwestern University. She recently earned a Master of Studies in Law at the College of Law, University of Illinois.

Times of Reckoning: History, Evidence and Truth-making after Yugoslavia

This post is part of a symposium, Doing Justice to Truth in International Criminal Courts and Tribunals. All currently available contributions to the symposium can be found here. A PDF of this post can be downloaded here. The idea that we are in a “post-truth” era is lately on everyone’s lips. The popular, scholarly and comedic analyses of Donald Trump’s ambivalent relationship to facticity would already fill volumes.[1] Yet the instability of meaning and the uncomfortable fit between denotational content and interpretive frameworks are not Continue reading →