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Dr. Cira Palli-Aspero

Senior Researcher

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  • Email Cira.PalliAspero[@]ugent.be
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Dr. Cira Palli-Aspero's Bio

Dr. Cira Palli-Aspero, is a professional historian specialised in contemporary political history. Her work lies at the nexus of historiography and transitional justice with focus on state sanctioned historical commissions as mechanisms to address the legacies of the past.
She obtained her Ph.D. at the Transitional Justice Institute at Ulster University. In her doctoral research she developed a theoretical and methodological framework for historical commissions operating in conflicted and divided societies.

As a BOF fellow under the mentorship of prof.Tine Destrooper, Cira will continue to develop her research on state-sanctioned historical commissions investigating what are the implications of framing historical commissions as instances of transitional justice in consolidated democracies.

Dr. Cira Palli-Aspero's Publications

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Dr. Cira Palli-Aspero's Professional positions

  • Postdoc Research Fellow: Ghent University (November 2021 – ongoing)
  • Research Consultant: Victim’s Support NI (April 2020 – July 2020)
  • Research Assistant:  School of Applied Social and Policy Sc. Ulster University (March 2020)
  • Project Facilitator – Peace Tourism Project – INCORE at Ulster University (2020)
  • Research Assistant: Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) Ulster University. (June 2018)
  • Project Facilitator – Transferring Lessons of Peacebuilding – Northern Ireland and Colombia (2017).
  • Research Assistant: International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE) Ulster University. (October 2018)
  • Conference Reporter – Royal Irish Academy (Nov. 2016)
  • Research assistant – International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE) Ulster University. (Oct.2015 – March 2016)

Dr. Cira Palli-Aspero's Education

  •  PhD – Transitional Justice Institute – Ulster University (2019)
  • Ms.C University of Barcelona  (2015 )
  • Bachelor’s Degree on History, University of Barcelona, Barcelona (2011)
Dr. Cira Palli-Aspero's work details
  • Contact Hours: On appointment
  • Visiting Address: Paddenhoek 5, 1st Floor, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
  • Postal Address: Ghent University, Campus Aula, Human Rights Centre, Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Dr. Cira Palli-Aspero's expertise
  • Transitional justice and human rights in conflict

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