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Chair: Pauline Zerla, PhD student, Department of War Studies

Speakers: Professor Rachel Kerr, Professor of War and Society, King's College London and Dr Tiffany Fairey, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, King's College London

The Department of War Studies invite you to a webinar as part of our Understanding Violence seminar series.

Our project at King's examines violent and peaceful behaviours in conflict contexts, with a focus on trauma. Our research project asks, “Why are some people more susceptible to violent behaviour than others?”


Professor Rachel Kerr

Rachel Kerr is a contemporary historian working on transitional and post-conflict justice and memory and international law and war. She co-convenes the War Crimes Research Group, the BISA International Law and Politics Working Group and the London Transitional Justice Network. Rachel joined King’s in 2003 as a Lecturer to develop the now long-standing War Studies Online programmes, having previously worked in academic publishing for Polity Press. She holds a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds and an MA and PhD in War Studies from King’s College London.In 2009-10, she was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, and from 2011-13, a Visiting Research Associate at the Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa, Canada.

Dr Tiffany Fairey

Dr Tiffany Fairey is a visual sociologist and Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow working on the role of images and image-making in building peace and dialogue.

Co-Founder and former director of the award-winning charity PhotoVoice, Fairey is an expert in photovoice and specialises in participatory visual methods and community photography histories and pedagogies. She was PI on Izazov, a Changing the Story project with young Bosnian film-makers. She is Photovoice Associate for EveryDay Peace Indicators and over 2020-21 is working on an Everyday Peace FotoVoz project in Colombia.

Fairey completed her PhD in Visual Sociology at Goldsmiths College and was previously based at The Photography & the Archive Research Centre, University of the Arts London. She lived in Latin America for 9 years.

Tiffany’s current Leverhulme Fellowship research project, Imaging Peace, examines the critical and overlooked relationship between photography and peacebuilding.

Please register via Zoom, all registered attendees will receive an email with access information.

This event will be recorded.

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Rachel Kerr

Professor of War and Society


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