Matt James is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria. A specialist in reparations and transitional justice, his background includes expertise in Canadian politics, constitutional law, memory, and political apology. His work includes contributions to such noted journals as the Canadian Journal of Political Science, Citizenship Studies, Human Rights Review, and International Journal of Transitional Justice. As an instructor, Dr. James supervises graduate students working on topics related to his field of expertise, several of whom have gone on to major awards, including the Fulbright Scholarship and the SSHRC Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.
- Misrecognized Materialists: Social Movements in Canadian Constitutional Politics, Vancouver: UBC Press, 2006.
- “Separate National Apologies, Transnational Injustices: Second World War Oppression, Anti-Japanese Persecution, and the Politics of Apology in Five Countries”Global Studies Quarterly 2:4 (2022), ksac079. Co-authored with Jessica Fernández de Lara Harada, Masumi Izumi, Monica Okamoto, and Jordan Stanger-Ross. https://
- “Worlds Reversed: Canadian Charter Discourse, Right-Wing Charter-Claiming, and the Mnemonics of Rights, Forty Years On.” Review of Constitutional Studies 26(1) and 27(1) 2022-2023.