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, came out with Cambridge University Press in 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). She is currently leading the two-year project “Hidden Voices“, funded by the European Social Research Council on gendered experiences of marginalisation and recovery in protracted social conflicts.
- Competing Memories: Truth and Reconciliation in Sierra Leone and Peru, Cambridge University Press, 2017.
- Implementing Transformative Justice: Survivors and Ex-Combatants at the Comisión de la Verdad y Reconciliación in Peru. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 2017, 41(4): 701-720.
- Transitional Justice, Popular Participation and Civil Society: Lessons from Sierra Leone and Peru. in Bhavani Fonseka (ed.), Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka. Center for Policy Alternatives, 380-400.
- Remnants of a Checkered Past: the Reintegration of Female Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka. International Studies Quarterly (forthcoming).
- Culturally-Mediated Grieving and Recovery: Reflections on Women’s Experiences in Northern Sri Lanka. Georgetown Occasional Paper Series, 2016, 20-34.
- The Pitfalls and Politics of Transitional Justice. Global Policy, 2015, 6(2): 141-150, with Andrew Jillions.