After Conflict: Memory Frictions in Timor-Leste and Aceh – Part II by Dr Lia Kent
Centre for International Governance & Justice, RegNet, ANU. Reprinted by permission of Regarding Rights
In this post, RegNet and CIGJ Fellow Lia Kent discusses themes emerging from her preliminary fieldwork in Timor-Leste and Aceh. In a previous post, Lia introduced the research project she is currently working on and its theoretical framework. Both posts are based on a seminar that Lia gave at RegNet on 24 May 2016. PART – I is published in LE July issue – HERE
Dr Lia Kent is a Fellow in the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) and a member of the Centre for International Governance and Justice (CIGJ). Prior to joining RegNet she was a Research Fellow at ANU’s State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) program for four and a half years. With a background in socio-legal studies, she has research interests in the areas of transitional justice, memory studies, peacebuilding, and gender studies, with a geographic focus on Timor-Leste. Much of her work is concerned with the discursive struggles that take place in post-conflict societies over questions of remembrance, reconciliation and justice and what these reveal about the dynamics of nation formation and the local ‘translation’ of international norms. Dr Kent’s book, The Dynamics of Transitional Justice: International Models and Local Realities in East Timor (Routledge 2012), is based on her PhD thesis, and interrogates the gap between the official claims made for transitional justice and local expectations.
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