Kieran McEvoy is Professor of Law and Transitional Justice at the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast. In 2014-15 he will be a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Conflict Transformation and Social Justice at Queens. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Fordham University Law School; New York University Law School; Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge; the London School of Economics and the School of Law at Berkeley, University of California and was a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar at Harvard Law School.
Kieran has led a number of research projects, including Beyond Legalism: Amnesties, Transition and Conflict Transformation – a comparative research project (with L. Mallinder and B. Dickson) funded by the AHRC, which examined the use of amnesties as part of conflict transformation in Argentina, Uruguay, Bosnia, South Africa and Uganda. He is also the principal investigator in the three year ESRC funded project (with L. Mallinder and M. Requa) on lawyers, conflict and transition, which will conduct fieldwork in Cambodia, Chile, South Africa, Israel and Palestine.
He has authored, co-authored and co-edited a number of books including Crime, Community and Locale (with J. Morison, R. Geary and D. O’Mahony, Ashgate 2000); Paramilitary Imprisonment in Northern Ireland (Oxford University Press 2001), which was awarded the British Society of Criminology book of the year award in 2002; Criminology, Conflict Resolution and Restorative Justice (co-editor with T. Newburn, Palgrave 2003); Judges, Human Rights and Transition (co-editor with J. Morison and G. Anthony, Oxford University Press 2007), Beyond the Wire: Ex-prisoners and Conflict Transformation in Northern Ireland (with P. Shirlow, Pluto 2008) and Transitional Justice From Below: Grassroots Activism and the Struggle for Change (co-editor with L. McGregor, Hart 2008). He has also had over fifty articles and book chapters published in peer-review journals and edited collections.
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