Ernesto holds a joint appointment in the Department of Political Science and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. He is the author of Unchopping a Tree: Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Political Violence (Temple University Press, 2009). His work has been published in Constellations,Perspectives on Politics, Contemporary Political Theory, The Review of Politics, The European Journal of Political Theory, Res Publica, Metaphilosophy, Genocide Studies and Prevention, and Contemporary Politics. Verdeja is also coeditor of volumes on peacebuilding and social movements, the field of genocide studies, and the international politics of genocide. He is currently working on a book project on comparative genocide. Verdeja also co-directs a project mapping state security force structures around the world.