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.