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Briony Jones


Assistant Professor in International Development
Tel: +44(0)24765 28638
Room E2.06

Advice and Feedback Weds 1-2 and Thurs 10-11

Forthcoming Publication

This book asks what can be learnt by engaging with resistance to transitional justice not as a problem of process, but as a necessary element of its politics and empirics.

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Research Interests

Dr. Briony Jones’ research takes place at the intersection between International Development, Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding. In particular her work focuses on reconciliation, citizenship, political agency, the politics of intervention in societies undergoing a political transition and facing 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. Current and recent research projects include:

  • Knowledge for Peace. Understanding Research, Policy, Practice Synergies, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and focused on the case studies of Mozambique, Côte d’Ivoire and South Sudan (2016-2019):
  • Resisting Transitional Justice? Alternative Visions of Peace and Justice, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and focused on the case studies of Côte d’Ivoire, Burundi and Cambodia (2012-2015).
  • Ways of Knowing Atrocity: A Knowledge Exchange on the Methods used to Formulate, Implement and Assess Transitional Justice Processes, funded by the ESRC and led by the University of Oxford and King’s College London (2013-2014).
  • Archives and the Records of Truth Commissions, funded by the Swiss Federal Government (2012-2013).

Briony is a founding member of Oxford Transitional Justice Research, a Co-Convenor of the Reconciliation and Transitional Justice Commission of the International Peace Research Association and a Co-Chair of the Human Rights and Transitional Justice Standing Group of the European Consortium for Political Research.

She is an Associate Researcher of swisspeace and the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford.

Current PhD Supervision

Ulrike Luehe Knowledge Production and Transitional Justice in Mozambique (University of Basel, co-supervisor).

Blanka Matkovic Socio-Psychological Perspectives on Grassroots Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland and Croatia (co-supervised with Prof. Gabrielle Lynch).


Briony is currently on research leave and not teaching.