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Politics and International Relations (PIR): People


Sayra van den Berg

Sayra van den Berg
Sayra van den Berg
Edinburgh UK
Research Interests
Peacebuilding, Transitional justice, Peace and conflict


Dr. Andrea Birdsall & Dr. Zoe Marks

Research Summary:

My PhD examines the experiences of perpetrators in post-conflict truth commissions in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Through a qualitative approach, it asks what are perpetrator experiences of truth commissions? - in order to uncover their expectations, experiences, treatment and participation in these commissions. My research seeks to explore and understand the relationship between perpetrators and truth commissions, and to construct the narratives of their experiences. 

Grants & Awards:

2016-2018: ESRC +2 Award

Teaching Experience:

Sep-Dec 2015: International Cooperation in Europe and Beyond

Jan-Apr 2016: Comparative Politics in a Globalized World 

Memberships & Affiliations:

2016-2019: PRIO Research School on Peace and Conflict, The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)