Bekka

Dr. Rebekka Friedman is Assistant Professor of International Relations in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. Her research focuses on transitional justice, peace-building, gender, memory, and reconciliation.
  • She has carried out extensive field research on formal and informal transitional justice and reconciliation in rural and urban areas of Sierra Leone and Peru. Her book, Competing Memories: Truth and Reconciliation in Sierra Leone and Peru, is coming out with Cambridge University Press in the spring of 2017
  • She is co-editor (with Kirsten Ainley and Chris Mahony) of Evaluating Transitional Justice: Accountability and Peacebuilding in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone (Palgrave 2015).
  • Relevant to the Network, some of her recent publications include: “The Pitfalls and Politics of Transitional Justice,” with Andrew Jillions, Global Policy 6(2) (2015); and “Culturally-Mediated Grieving and Recovery: Reflections on Women’s Experiences in Northern Sri Lanka,” Georgetown Occasional Paper Series (2016).
  • She is currently leading a two-year project funded by the European Social Research Council on gendered experiences of marginalization and recovery in protracted social conflicts.
  • Competing Memories: Truth and Reconciliation in Sierra Leone and Peru (Cambridge University Press, August 2017)
  • “Implementing Transformative Justice: Survivors and Ex-Combatants at the Comisión de la Verdad y. Reconciliación in Peru.” Ethnic and Racial Studies, Special Issue: Rethinking Reconciliation and Transitional Justice after Conflict,  (July 2017), pp. 1-20
  •  “Transitional Justice, Popular Participation and Civil Society: Lessons from Sierra Leone and Peru.” In Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka, edited by Bhavani Fonseka (Center for Policy Alternatives), pp. 380-400
  • “Remnants of a Checkered Past: the Reintegration of Female Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka.” International Studies Quarterly (forthcoming, 2017)
  •  ESRC project: https://hiddenvoices.co.uk.