Cyanne Loyle

Visiting Researcher and PRIO Global Fellow


Cyanne E. Loyle, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Indiana University. 

Dr. Loyle’s current research focuses on transitional justice adopted both during and after armed conflict and the strategic use of justice processes in Rwanda and Uganda. 

She is an East African specialist and has done field work in Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as Nepal, Northern Ireland and Turkey. 

Dr. Loyle received her M.A. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies from Stockton University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Maryland. In 2014, she was a Fulbright and Leiv Eriksson scholar at the Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) and from 2009-2011 she was a visiting researcher at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Currently, Dr. Loyle is the Assistant Director of the Northern Ireland Research Initiative and co-creator of the Post-Conflict Justice (PCJ) and During-Conflict Justice (DCJ) databases. Loyle’s work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the US Institute of Peace.  

She was appointed PRIO Global Fellow in 2017.

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The following publications are specific to the Centre for the Study of Civil War. A more complete list may be available at

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Gates, Scott; Cyanne Loyle; Jon Elster & Helga Malmin Binningsbø (2012) Armed Conflict and Post-Conflict Justice, 1946–2006: A Dataset, Journal of Peace Research 49(5): 731–740.

Conference Paper

Loyle, Cyanne & Helga Malmin Binningsbø (2011) Offers of Justice and Peace: Bargaining and Justice Processes during Conflict, presented at The Potential Role of Transitional Justice in Ongoing Conflicts, Minerva Center for Human Rights, Hebrew University, Israel, 14 November.

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