Dr Julia Viebach is a Senior Lecturer in the School for Social Policy Studies at University of Bristol. She researches violence, memory and transitional justice with a focus on post-genocide Rwanda and more recently South Africa.
Previously, Julia spent more than eight years (2013-2021) at University of Oxford both at the Faculty of Law and the African Studies Centre where she taught on the MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice and the MSc in African Studies.
She is the curator of the award-winning photographic exhibition Kwibuka Rwanda and case display Traces of the Past at Oxford’s Pitt Rivers Museum. She has published widely on transitional justice, memorialisation and human rights archives including two forthcoming edited books.
Julia has worked as a consultant on transitional justice and memory for various development aid organizations and German government bodies.
She holds a PhD in peace and conflict studies from the Centre for Conflict Studies, University of Marburg.
Anthony Tong LeeMaster in transitional justice - Course
There has been a rush to commemorate human rights abuses globally, often referred to as memorialization. This entails the establishment of memorial museums, statues, annual ceremonies, the renaming of streets or naming of state and educational institutions after victims, and the documenting and archiving of human rights abuses through transitional justice mechanisms. This course aims to critically examine these initiatives undertaken by international, state and civil society actors.
Julia Viebach, Dagmar Hovestädt, Ulrike Lühe
Beyond Evidence – The Use of Archives in Transitional’, International Journal of Human Rights 25(3): 403-439.
Critical African Studies 12(2): 237-269
International Review of Victimology 25(3): 1-25
International Journal of Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 6(1): 51-72
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