Dr Hannah Goozee
Research Associate in the Department of War Studies
Dr Goozee is a Research Associate in the Department of War Studies, working on the research project, Mapping Injury, led by Professor Vivienne Jabri, and selected by the ERC Advanced, funded by the UKRI Frontier Research Grant. The project investigates ‘injury’ in its multiple sites and manifestations in the Global South, and its impact on political agency and global mechanisms of response. Hannah’s research on the project focuses on South Africa.
Hannah’s research broadly considers questions of violence, injury, and trauma. She received her PhD from the Department of War Studies in 2021. Her doctoral research examined the politics of trauma in the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Through a critical analysis of the TRC and qualitative research in South Africa, her thesis explored the political meaning of trauma, focusing on the lived experiences of communities. Her interdisciplinary work is guided by decolonial and feminist approaches and draws upon scholarship from International Relations, Conflict Studies, Transitional Justice, and more. Hannah previously held teaching positions at Utrecht University and the University of Groningen, where she taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in International Relations and Conflict Studies.
Hannah’s research as part of the Mapping Injury project attends to how injury is interpreted and responded to in South Africa. The research considers different sites and types of injury, and how these are politically articulated by communities and organisations. It furthermore investigates the mechanisms of response, considering the legal and political processes involved in shaping injury in South Africa.
- The politics of injury
- Trauma and the medicalisation of politics
- South African politics with a focus on legacies of violence, processes of justice, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)
- Critical approaches to conflict and violence
- 2021, ‘Decolonizing Trauma with Frantz Fanon’, International Political Sociology, 15 (1), 102 - 120
- 2021, ‘Shifting accounts of justice: the legalisation and politicisation of international criminal justice’ with Dr Henry Redwood, Social & Legal Studies, 31 (4), 623 – 643