Dr. Cynthia M. Horne is a Professor of Political Science at Western Washington University. Her research has explored the conditions under which transitional justice measures promote democracy, trust in government, trust in public institutions and inter-personal trust. Her scholarship on these topics has appeared in such journals as Europe-Asia Studies, Problems of Post-Communism, Comparative Political Studies, Int'l Journal of Transitional Justice, and Democratization. Her book Building Trust and Democracy: Transitional Justice in Post-Communist Countries (Oxford University Press, 2017) and her edited volume with Lavinia Stan, Transitional Justice and the Former Soviet Union: Reviewing the Past, Looking Toward the Future (Cambridge University Press 2018) explore the impact of transitional justice, or the lack thereof, on democratization and trust building in post-communist states. Her current research is focused on how the timing and duration of transitional justice measures affect perceptions of legitimacy and efficacy. She also explores women and gender in international relations. She examined how globalization affected women’s economic, political and social opportunities in Mongolia since the post-communist transition. Currently she is exploring the Ukraine war from a gendered transitional justice perspective.
Cynthia M. Horne is a Professor of Political Science at Western Washington University.