Research fellow at the International Development Department, University of Birmingham

Sanne Weber is a research fellow at the International Development Department of the University of Birmingham. Her main research interest is transitional justice and gender in Latin America. She is particularly interested in analysing how conflict affects gender relations, whether and how transitional justice mechanisms are capable of addressing and transforming gendered and other structural inequalities, and how transitional justice mechanisms can better respond to the needs and demands of survivors of conflict. Her research engages with the connections between conflict, development and social justice, and critically analyses the gendered victim categories used in transitional justice debates and how these prevent the construction of more active practices of citizenship.

Sanne recently completed her PhD at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (Coventry University). Her PhD research analysed the gendered dynamics of Colombia’s land restitution and reparation process. Previously, she worked as a researcher, gender policy advisor and coordinator for human rights organisations in Guatemala on projects related to gender-sensitive transitional justice and the prevention of violence against women for several years.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Research Fellow, University of Birmingham