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PhD projects

I am willing to supervise projects relating to transitional justice, enforced disappearance, and efforts to deal with the past in Northern Ireland.


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Personal profile

Research Statement

Dr Lauren Dempster is a Lecturer in the School of Law.  

Lauren's research is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing on the fields of transitional justice, criminology, law, anthropology, and politics in particular. Her research interests include 'dealing with the past' in Northern Ireland, 'disappearances' and transitional responses to 'disappearing,' the construction of victimhood, victim mobilisation, and themes of agency, voice, silence, and memory.

Lauren is Co-Investigator on a DfE-GCRF pilot project exploring the representation of victims and victimhood at sites of so-called 'dark tourism.' 



International Criminal and Transitional Justice (UG)

Transitional Justice (LLM)

Criminal Justice and Criminology Methods 1 (LLM; module convenor)

Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights (LLM; module convenor)

Rights and Accountability (UG)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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