Projects per year
My research interests centre responses to periods of violence and atrocity, including international criminal law and other transitional justice mechanisms. I am particularly interested in responses to sexual and gender based violence and the destruction of the environment.
Current research projects:
GCRF British Academy, 'Locating Human Dignity in Cambodia'. This two-year project (2021-2022) explores how the foundational human rights concept of 'human dignity' is translated, conceptualised and used in the Cambodian context.
AHRC-GCRF Follow on Funding for Impact award "Elephant conservation and indigenous experiences in Cambodia: Shaping environmental awareness through participatory filmmaking with young people".
Past research projects:
GCRF ‘Restoring Cultural Property and Communities after Conflict, examined the destruction of the Cham group’s cultural heritage during the Khmer Rouge regime.
GCRF ‘Whose Voices are Heard?’ explored representations of victimhood within sites of dark tourism in Cambodia.
Transitional Justice (LLM and JD)
Director of Graduate Studies
Athena Swan School of Law Committee Member
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching (QUB) 2018
PhD in Law (QUB) 2016
Diploma in Scottish Legal Practice (University of Edinburgh) 2012
LLM in Public International Law (University of Leiden) 2010
LLB Scots Law (1st Class Hons) (University of Dundee) 2009
10/11/2016 → …
25/09/2017 → 31/03/2018
Hopkins, S., Akingbade, A., Kane, G., Suárez Vargas, D., Kramer, A., Hackett, C., Craig, S. & Killean, R., 07 Jan 2021, QUB Human Rights Centre. 64 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Other reportOpen Access
Dickson, B., McCrudden, C., McCormick, C., Killean, R. & Connolly, R., 23 Feb 2021, 19 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Other reportOpen AccessFile18 Downloads (Pure)
Killean, R. (ed.), Dowds, E. (ed.) & McAlinden, A-M. (ed.), 05 Jan 2021, (Submitted) Routledge.
Research output: Book/Report › Book
Killean, R., 26 Nov 2020, NILQ Contributors' Blog.
Research output: Other contributionOpen Access
Maruna, S., McNeill, F., Killean, R. & McNaull, G., 24 Jan 2020
Research output: Non-textual form › Digital or Visual Products
Rachel Killean (Associate editor)2020 → …
Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work types › Editorial activity
Rachel Killean (Speaker)14 Jul 2019
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference
1 Media contribution
Press/Media: Expert Comment