Dr Briony Jones

Dr Briony Jones

Designation: Visiting Fellow

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.


Jones, B. and Luhe, U. (2021). Knowledge for Peace: Transitional Justice and the Politics of Knowledge in Theory and Practice. Edward Elgar.

Jones, B. and Gordon, E. (2021) Not a Care in the World: an exploration of the personal-professional-political nexus of international development practitioners working in justice and security sector reform, International Feminist Journal of Politics. DOI: 10.1080/14616742.2021.1894207.

Jones, B. (2021) The Performance and Persistence of Transitional Justice and its Ways of Knowing Atrocity, 56(2): 163-180, Cooperation and Conflict.

Gordon, E. and Jones, B. (2021) Building Success in Development and Peacebuilding by Caring for the Carers: A Guide to Research, Policy and Practice to Ensure Effective, Inclusive and Responsive Interventions. Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Centre for International Development Methods Lab Toolkit.

Luhe, U. and Jones, B. (2021) Levelling the Playing Field? Operating within the Politics of Knowledge in the Field of Transitional Justice, swisspeace policy brief 01/2021.

Jones, B. (2019) ‘Qualitative Data and the Challenges of Interpretation in Transitional Justice Research’ in Creutzfeldt, N; Mason, M. and McConnachie, K. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Socio-Legal Theory and Methods. Routledge.

Jones, B. and Adou, D.F. (2018) Reading the ‘Uncivil’ in Civil Society Resistance to Transitional Justice in Cote d’Ivoire, Political Geography 67: 135-144.

Jones, B. and Bernath, J. eds. (2017). Resistance and Transitional Justice. Routledge.

Jones, B. (2015) Stories of ‘Success’. Narrative, Expertise and Claims to Knowledge, Canadian Journal of Law and Society 30(2): 293-308.

Jones, B. (2015) Educating Citizens in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Models, Claims and Experiences in Post War Education Reform. Fischer, M. Eds. Twenty Years after Dayton: The Western Balkans between Transitional Justice and Reconciliation. Routledge.