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Cheryl Lawther

Award: Fulbright Irish Scholar Award

Institution: Queen's University Belfast

Year: 2020

Dr Cheryl Lawther is a Senior Lecturer in Law, School of Law, Queena’s University Belfast. Her research interests are in the fields of transitional justice, truth recovery, victims, ex-combatants, reparations, emotions and conflict transformation. Her article ‘Securing the Past: Policing and the Contest over Truth in Northern Ireland’, British Journal of Criminology, 2010, 50, 3: 455-473 was awarded the Brian Williams Article Prize by the British Society of Criminology in July 2011. Her monograph Truth, Denial and Transition: Northern Ireland and the Contested Past was published by the Routledge Transitional Justice Series in 2014. Cheryl’s most recent book Research Handbook on Transitional Justice (co-edited with L. Moffett and D. Jacobs) was published by the Edward Elgar Research Handbooks in International Law series in 2017. Cheryl is currently leading and working on a number of UKRI and GCRF-DfE funded research projects on victimhood, reparations and dark tourism post-conflict. As a Fulbright Scholar, she will further her research at the University of California, Berkeley.