This scholarship is predicated on the understanding that reconciliation after conflict involves questions of justice rooted in and informed by the experience of those directly affected. Theoretical accounts of transitional justice will be explored in relation both to theories of the psycho-social after-effects of violence and to the narratives and memories of violence offered by victims/survivors of conflict, with the aim of building an account of reconciliatory practice that is sensitive to the interplay between these issues.
In exploring different ways of representing traumatic experiences and memories of violent conflict in relation both to theory and to the practical understandings of victims/survivors, this research will engage with the work of victims’/survivors’ groups in developing both the direction of the research and a specific case study. This research will consider the ethical implications of collaborative research involving traumatic experiences of this kind.
School: School of Humanities
Campus: Grand Parade, Brighton campus