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.

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