Briony joined our Centre in September 2021 as a Visiting Researcher from the University of Warwick, UK. She is a Reader in International Development in the Politics and International Studies Department and Co-Director of the Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Centre for International Development.
Briony’s research takes place at the intersection between International Development, Transitional Justice, and Peacebuilding. In particular, her work focuses on reconciliation, citizenship, political agency, and the politics of intervention in societies reckoning with a past of massive human rights violations. She also has a strong research interest in the politics of knowledge production on and in such contexts, and on the research-policy-practice nexus. Her current and recent research projects include:
- Data and Displacement: Assessing the Practical and Ethical Challenges of Targeting Humanitarian Protection
- Back to the Future? Countering the Misuse of Memory to Preserve Peace and Security in Europe
- Connecting Legal and Psychosocial Aspects in the Search for Victims of Enforced Disappearance in Colombia and El Salvador
- Knowledge for Peace. Understanding Research, Policy, Practice Synergies, Resisting Transitional Justice? Alternative Visions of Peace and Justice
- Ways of Knowing Atrocity: A Knowledge Exchange on the Methods used to Formulate, Implement and Assess Transitional Justice Processes
- Archives and the Records of Truth Commissions.
Briony is also a founding member of Oxford Transitional Justice Research and a Co-Chair of the Human Rights and Transitional Justice Standing Group of the European Consortium for Political Research. She has field research experience in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Côte d’Ivoire, Tunisia, and Uganda and has led large international research projects with partners from Burundi, Colombia, Cambodia, El Salvador, Nigeria, and South Sudan. She is mother tongue English speaking but also works in French.