I am a Lecturer in Sociology in the Department of Social and Policy Sciences at University of Bath. I was previously based at Liverpool Hope University (2015-16) and the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at the London School of Economics where I taught on the MSc Human Rights and across the undergraduate curriculum in the Department of Sociology (2009-2015).
I gained my PhD in Sociology (2014), MSc Human Rights (2007) and BSc Sociology (2006) all from the London School of Economics. I also hold a full Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (2012) and am recognised as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have won several teaching awards including an LSE Departmental Teaching Excellence Prize (2010), an LSE Commendation for Teaching Excellence (2012), and a Learning Technology Innovation Grant (2014).
My main research interests are in the sociology of human rights, transitional justice and memory. I am a member of the British Sociological Association and the Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory network. I have published my work in leading journals including the International Journal of Transitional Justice and Memory Studies. My forthcoming book, Transitional Justice and Memory in Cambodia (2017), explores the different ways that memory is implicated in the ongoing prosecutions at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal (Routlege, Memory Studies: Global Constellations series).
I am currently developing new research projects that consider the meaning of religious faith and conversion among perpetrators of atrocity; the politics of memory implicated in public commissions of inquiry in the UK; and the (vexed) relationships between memory, human rights, dignity and money.
I offer undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in at University of Bath in Race and Racism, Researching Social Change and the Sociology of Human Rights.
(2018 forthcoming) "Tracing the contours of transitional justice: Memorial practices and projects in Cambodia" in 'Transitional Justice Beyond Blueprints' Garbett, C. and Wastell, S. (Eds), Routlege.
(2017) Transitional Justice and Memory in Cambodia. Routlege.
(2017) "Recognising rights and wrongs in practice and politics: Cambodia's law against the 'Non-Recognition of Khmer Rouge Crimes'" International Journal of Human Rights
(2015) "Reconciliation and perpetrator Memories in Cambodia" International Journal of Transitional Justice. 9 (3)
(2012) 'Governing memory: Justice, reconciliation and outreach at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia'. Memory Studies. 5 (2)
(2012) "Legitimacy, Power and Memory at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia" in Critical Perspectives in Transitional Justice. Palmer, N. P. Clark and D. Granville (Eds). Intersentia.
(2011) “Moving Forward Through Justice” Human Rights and Memory Politics in Justice and Reconciliation Oxford Transitional Justice Research Working Papers on Justice and Reconciliation in Cambodia
(2012) Human Rights and Memory by Levy, D. and N. Sznaider. 2010. The Pennsylvania State University Press. British Journal of Sociology 63 (3)