Iosif Kovras is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Comparative Politics at the Department of International Politics, City University of London. Before joining the department, he was a research fellow at Queen’s University Belfast and Princeton University. His research interests include comparative politics, post-conflict transitional justice and human rights, broadly defined. In 2012, he received the Basil Chubb Prize for the best dissertation in Political Science, awarded by the Political Studies Association of Ireland.
His work has been published in Comparative Political Studies, West European Politics, Comparative Politics, Nations and Nationalism, Political Geography and Cooperation and Conflict, among others. His second book titled Grassroots Activism and the Evolution of Transitional Justice: The Families of the Disappeared was published from Cambridge University Press. His research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the British Academy and other funding bodies.
Nadia Hilliard is a Postdoctoral Researcher at City University of London. She completed her DPhil in Politics at the University of Oxford in 2015. Her research focuses on accountability in theory and in practice. It explores the relationship of exceptional politics (and its attendant paradoxes) to institutional development and the effects on the distribution of rights.
Nadia is a graduate of the University of Chicago and the University of Paris IV (Sorbonne) where she studied literature and philosophy, respectively, and has worked as a consultant for various research organizations, including UNESCO and the OECD. Her book, The Accountability State: US Federal Inspectors General and the Pursuit of Democratic Integrity was published from University of Kansas Press.
Neophytos Loizides joined the University of Kent in September 2011 and he will be a Chair in International Conflict Analysis as of October 2016. Dr. Loizides is the author of The Politics of Majority Nationalism: Framing Peace, Stalemates, and Crises published by Stanford University Press (2015) and Designing Peace: Cyprus and Institutional Innovations in Divided Societies published by the University of Pennsylvania Press (2016).
Neophytos is also the co-editor (with Oded Haklai) of Settlers in Contested Lands: Territorial Disputes and Ethnic Conflicts and has authored more than thirty academic articles and book chapters in the areas of conflict regulation, transitional justice and institutional design including work recently published in the European Journal of Political Research, the International Journal of Constitutional Law and Comparative Politics.
Kieran McEvoy is Professor of Law and Transitional Justice at the School of Law and a Senior Fellow at the George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace Justice and Security, Queens University Belfast. He has conducted research in over a dozen conflicted or transitional countries on diverse topics including prisoners, ex-combatants, victims, amnesties, truth recovery, and the role of lawyers. He has written or edited six books, a four-volume Handbook of Transitional Justice, five special issues and over sixty journal articles and scholarly book chapters.
Kieran’s research has been awarded the British Society of Criminology book of the year award and the Socio-legal Studies Association article of the year, three times. He has recently completed two AHRC funded projects on amnesties and dealing with the past, is Principal Investigator on two further ESRC funded projects (on lawyers in transition and apologies) and is Co-Investigator on this current project and another AHRC funded project on victims in transitional justice.
Sally Wheeler is Professor of Law, Business and Society at Queen’s University Belfast where she is Head of the School of Arts, English and Languages. She has interests in corporate law and contract law, both of which she examines from a socio-legal standpoint.
Most recently she has written on Corporations and Human Rights and the Corporations and the Anthropocene.