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Faculty of Humanities and Social Science
Department of Sociology

Bret is a political scientist with a focus on international relations and peace & conflict studies. He is a member of the Conflicts.Meanings.Transitions research network at the University of Bayreuth

Bret’s research addresses how political actors interpret their roles in histories of injustice and engage their consequences through projects of accountability, denial and resistance.  His thesis on "White Reckonings" was co-named most outstanding doctoral dissertation at The Fletcher School in 2021, having accompanied anti-racist white activists as they endeavored and struggled to take greater responsibility for transforming the structures that perpetuate racialized violence and inequality in the United States and across the globe. 

In Conflicts.Meanings.Transitions he examines the entangled corporate responsibilities of arms manufacturers in histories of (post)colonial injustice. Tracing key public debates on the private manufacture and sale of arms in Great Britain and Germany across the past century, his work aims to historicize this idea of (not) holding arms companies morally and legally responsible for (post)colonial manifestations of violence.

After studying International Relations at The Fletcher School at Tufts University in the United States, Bret was most recently a recipient of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation Postdoctoral Stipend at the Willy Brandt School, University of Erfurt, before joining the University of Bayreuth in December 2022. 

Bret McEvoy_500x500

Faculty of Humanities and Social Science
Department of Sociology

  • Justice, human rights and (historical) accountability
  • Critical race/whiteness and postcolonial studies
  • Feminist theories and masculinities studies

  • Non-state actors
  • USA, Europe (UK and Germany) and North-South relations

Bret McEvoy_500x500

Faculty of Humanities and Social Science
Department of Sociology


Article in a journal (peer-reviewed)

McEvoy, Bretton J.
'Taking Responsibility for the White Collective' : Implicated Subjects and Transformative ...
in International Journal of Transitional Justice (2024)
doi:10.1093/ijtj/ijae001 ...

Mazurana, Dyan; Marshak, Anastasia; Gordon, Rachel; Opio, Jimmy Hilton; Atim, Teddy; McEvoy, Bretton J.
Disability and recovery from war in northern Uganda
in Third World Thematics vol. 1 (2016) issue 3. - pp. 353-369
doi:10.1080/23802014.2016.1235469 ...

Article in a book (peer-reviewed)

McEvoy, Bretton J.; Morales, Myrna E.
"Interrogating the Global North and its Racialized ‘Domestic’ : A North-South Solidarity A ...
In: Richter, Solveig ; Tripathi, Siddharth (ed.): Handbook on Peace and Conflict Studies : Perspectives from the Global South(s) - Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield International, 2024

Master's, Magister, Diploma, or Admission thesis

McEvoy, Bretton J.
Gender-Just Reparations : Key Elements and Approaches
Massachusetts, 2013. - 90 pp.
(master's thesis, , The Fletcher School of law and diplomacy at Tufts University)

Project report, research report, expert assessments

Mazurana, Dyan; McEvoy, Bretton J.
"Enhancing Women's Access to Justice in the Transitional Phase" : Practitioner's Manual on ...
New York : UN Women, 2017. - 354 pp.

Doctoral thesis

McEvoy, Bretton J.
White Reckonings : The Possibilities for Transformative Justice Contributions from Anti-Ra ...
Massachusetts, 2021. - 174 pp.
(thesis, , Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University))

Bret McEvoy_500x500

Faculty of Humanities and Social Science
Department of Sociology

Dr. Bretton McEvoy
Academic Counsillor, PostDoc, Research Associate

Room: Zapf Haus 4, Room 4.3.31 and GW II, Room 00.03

Email: bretton.mcevoy@uni-bayreuth.de

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