Dr Máire Braniff is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland and her research expertise lies at the nexus of peace, justice and truth-recovery. In her work she explores competing and conflicting narratives, relationships of power and victimhood in a comparative and conceptual way. Máire was awarded her PhD in 2008 which examined the effect of the EU membership perspective on the legacy of conflict in Croatia and Serbia. Her areas of expertise include conflict resolution, legacies of violent conflict, memory and commemoration, victimhood and peace agreements in the following areas: Balkans, Northern Ireland, South Caucasus and South East Asia. She has published articles on these fields in leading journals. Her monograph was published by IB Tauris in 2011 “Integrating the Balkans: from Conflict to EU Expanision”. Máire's forthcoming books include: “Inside the Democratic Unionist party: from Protest to Power” (OUP) with Tonge et al and “Conflict as Commemoration” with McDowell (Palgrave). She is an Academic Friend of the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO).