About Rebekka Friedman

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I am a lecturer of Gender and International Relations in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London in the UK. My research and teaching are at the intersection of reconciliation, transitional justice, collective memory, gender and peace-building. I have cross-regional expertise, having conducted extensive field research in rural and urban areas in Peru, Sierra Leone and Sri Lanka. My book, Competing Memories: Truth and Reconciliation in Sierra Leone and Peru,  with Cambridge University Press is due to be published in 2017. I am also a project investigator with the Justice, Conflict and Development project. This is a network of 18 academics and practitioner experts and civil society partners who are motivated by a desire to better understand the relationship between justice and development in Colombia, Sri Lanka, Syria and Uganda.

I hold an MA and PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA Joint Honours in Political Science and International Development from McGill University. I previously served as an editor of ‘Millennium: Journal of International Studies’. I have been awarded an ESRC Future Research Leaders grant to examine women’s experiences of marginalization and recovery in protracted social conflicts.

Though distinct from Hidden Voices and my own work, I highly encourage readers to visit my colleague Jelke Boesten’s project website for the AHRC/Global Challenges Network Project on Gender, Justice and Memory.

The following are a list of my relevant publications:

Implementing Transformative Justice: Survivors and Ex-Combatants at the Comisión de la Verdad y Reconciliación in Peru.” Friedman, R. (2017) Ethnic and Racial Studies, Special Issue on Rethinking Reconciliation and Transnational Justice after Conflict.

Competing Memories: Truth and Reconciliation in Sierra Leone and Peru. Friedman, R. C. 2017 Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Evaluating Transitional Justice: Accountability and Peacebuilding in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone. Ainley, K. (ed.), Friedman, R. (ed.) & Mahony, C. (ed.) Jun 2015 London: Palgrave Macmillan. (Rethinking Peace and Conflict Series.

The Potential and Politics of Transitional Justice: Interactions between the Global and the Local in Evaluations of Success Ainley, K., Friedman, R. & Mahony, C. Jun 2015 Evaluating Transitional Justice: Accountability and Peacebuilding in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone. Ainley, K., Friedman, R. & Mahony, C. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 265-280 13.

Transitional Justice in Sierra Leone: Theory, History and Evaluation. Ainley, K., Friedman, R. & Mahony, C. Jun 2015 Evaluating Transitional Justice: Accountability and Peacebuilding in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone. Ainley, K., Friedman, R. & Mahony, C. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 1-18 1. (Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies).

The Pitfalls and Politics of Holistic Justice. Friedman, R. & Jillions, A. 1 May 2015 In : Global Policy. 62p. 141-150. 

Restorative Justice: Promises and Limitations. Friedman, R. 2015 Evaluating Transitional Justice: Accountability and Peacebuilding in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone. Ainley, K., Friedman, R. & Mahony, C. (eds.). London: Palgrave Macmillan.

After Liberalism? The Future of Liberalism in International Relations. Friedman, R. (ed.), Oskanian, K. (ed.) & Pacheco Pardo, R. (ed.) Sep 2013 Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.