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Briony Jones


Associate Professor in International Development

Deputy Director, Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Centre for International Development (WICID)
Tel: +44(0)2476 150547
Room E2.06 (Advice and Feedback Mondays 4-5 and Tuesdays 9-10 Term 2)

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-Chair of the Human Rights and Transitional Justice Standing Group of the European Consortium for Political Research, and an Advisory Board Member of TRIAL International (Track Impunity Always).

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

Current PhD Supervision

Mahmoud M.a. Abdou International Law and the Territorial Controls of Non-State Armed Groups in Yemen and Libya (2011-2018)

Gwen Cheve What happened after we put our guns down: Female ex combatants and
their experiences of reintegration in post conflict Sierra Leone and Liberia (co-supervised with Prof. Gabrielle Lynch and Dr. Julia Welland)

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 Dr. Erzsebet Strausz).

Romain Chenet Neoliberal, feminist, and environmental discourses in post-2015 elite Northern development texts (co-supervised with Prof. Caroline Wright)


MA Core Module 'Theories and Issue in International Development'

MA Optional Module 'Transitional Justice and Development'