Diane Marie Amann

Research Visitor, Trinity Term 2018


Diane Marie Amann will serve during Oxford University’s Hilary and Trinity Terms 2018 as a Visiting Researcher at the Faculty of Law’s Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and as a Visiting Fellow at Mansfield College, pursuing a scholarship related to the women who played roles in international criminal trials after World War II.

Professor Amann holds the Emily & Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law at the University of Georgia School of Law in Athens, Georgia, USA, where she is Associate Dean for International Programs & Strategic Initiatives and directs the Dean Rusk International Law Center. She has served since 2012 as the International Criminal Court Prosecutor’s Special Adviser on Children in & affected by Armed Conflict, helping to prepare the Policy on Children.

Before joining the Georgia Law faculty in 2011, Amann was Professor of Law, founding Director of the California International Law Center, and Martin Luther King Jr. Hall Research Scholar at the University of California-Davis School of Law. She also has been Visiting Professor at the University of California-Berkeley, the University of California-Los Angeles, and the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland-Galway, and Professeur invitée at the Université de Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne), and is a Counsellor and former Vice President of the American Society of International Law. Before entering academia, she clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and practiced law in San Francisco. She holds a Dr.h.c. in law from Universiteit Utrecht in the Netherlands, a  J.D. cum laude from Northwestern University, an M.A. in political science from the University of California-Los Angeles, and a B.S. in journalism, with highest honors, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

In January 2018, she will serve as the inaugural Breslauer, Rutman and Anderson Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced Genocide Research of the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation in Los Angeles.

Diane Marie Amann has also been appointed as Visiting Fellow of Mansfield College during her visit to Oxford.