Lauren Dempster


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    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

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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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)


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