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I am a Senior Lecturer in International Relations (IR) in the Division of Social Sciences, joining the division in September 2020. I'm currently Course Director for International Relations and Politics. My research focuses on the formation and governance of post-conflict communities, with a specific focus on the use of international courts, archives and arts-based interventions as peacebuilding and transitional justice tools, with area specialisms of the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.

My research focuses on the formation and governance of communities after war. This sits at the intersection of IR, International Law, History, Post-colonial Anthropology and Peacebuilding, and examines a range of peacebuilding and transitional justice mechanisms from archives and international criminal courts to community driven arts projects. I have particularly focused my research on Rwanda and the Former Yugoslavia.

This research has clustered around two main sites/ practices of peacebuilding and transitional justice. The first is international courts and their archives. In my ESRC funded PhD, the basis of a forthcoming book The Archival Politics of International Courts (Cambridge University Press), I offer the first piece of academic research to interrogate the relationship between post-conflict archives - specifically those belonging to international courts - and the constitution and governance of the international community. This demonstrated the theoretical relationship between archives and the governance of community; empirically showed the colonial, gendered and militaristic logics that reside in these post-conflict archives; and revealed the disruptive potential of the material in relation to the discursive. This has also recently been published with Millennium and Humanity Journal.

The second aspect focuses on the visual arts. I’ve developed this across a range of research council funded projects, including Art and Reconciliation (AHRC), Changing the Story (AHRC)and The Afterlife of Archives (ESRC). My publications here have focused specifically on comics (Review of International Studies) war photography (Critical Studies on Security), with further publications forthcoming on participatory arts as a tool of youth political activism. This explores new ways of initiating radical social changed after war, reviving debates around the potential of hybrid peace, and developing innovative research methods by drawing on a participatory action research approach.

Courses taught

International Relations - BA (Hons)

Politics 2022/23

Politics and International Relations - BA (Hons)

PhD in War Studies and International Relations

King's College London

2013
2017
MA History (Distinction)

University of Bristol

2011
2012
BA (Hons) History (First Class)

University of Bristol

2008
2011
Lecturer in Interantional Relations
King's College London

Teaching: The main duties in this role is to convene the BA3 specialised module, ‘Gendering Global Politics’, along with providing research led teaching on a wide range of undergraduate and post-graduate modules, including Conflcit, Security and Development; International Peace and Security; War in the Modern World; Post-Colonialism and International Relations. Additional: BA / MA supervision; and personal tutoring.

Research: Responsibilities also include contributing to the departments research culture, and whilst in post I completed several articles and books this year, in addition to arranging numerous public engagement and impact activities, including secondary school workshops and civil society training.

Administrative: Chair of Staff/ Student Liaison Committee; chair of COVID-online department committee; member of EDI committed

2019
2020
Education
FunderYear wonProjectRole
University of London2021The ‘Roads’ of EmpireCo-Investigator
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
Roads of EmpireThe ‘Roads’ of EmpireCo-InvestigatorUniversity of LondonOPEN Approved for submissionJul 2021
BISA
2016
ISA
2016
Millennium
Roehampton University
External examiner

External Examiner for joint Roehampt-Schiller degree programme in International Relations (BA and MA).

International Relations (BA and MA)

February 2022
University of Leeds

Co-I on subproject for 'Changing the Story' - an AHRC network grant hosted by Leeds University

September 2018
King's College London

Member of the War Crimes Research Group

September 2014
Opera Circus

Collaborator, practitioner, CO-I and researcher for international youth activist project, The Complete Freedom of Truth.

Third sector
September 2018
Vladimir Miladinovic

Research/ Artist collaboration, producing 2 exhibition: The Notebook, and The Mladic Diaries

Third sector
September 2017

Youth, Comics and Trauma in Transitional Justice
Redwood, H. (2022). Youth, Comics and Trauma in Transitional Justice. International Journal of Transitional Justice. https://doi.org/10.1093/ijtj/ijab042

The “Digital Turn” in Transitional Justice Research: Evaluating Image and Text as Data in the Western Balkans
Kostovicova, D, Kerr, R, Sokolić, I, Fairey, T, Redwood, H. and Subotić, J (2022). The “Digital Turn” in Transitional Justice Research: Evaluating Image and Text as Data in the Western Balkans. Comparative Southeast European Studies. https://doi.org/10.1515/soeu-2021-0055

Hybrid Peacebuilding in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Participatory Arts and Youth Activism as Vehicles of Social Change
Redwood, H., Fairey, T. and Hasić, J. (2022). Hybrid Peacebuilding in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Participatory Arts and Youth Activism as Vehicles of Social Change. Journal of Peacebuilding & Development. 17 (1), pp. 42-57. https://doi.org/10.1177/15423166211066775

Shifting Accounts of Justice: The Legalisation and Politicisation of International Criminal Justice
Redwood, H. and Goozee, H. (2021). Shifting Accounts of Justice: The Legalisation and Politicisation of International Criminal Justice. Social & Legal Studies. https://doi.org/10.1177/09646639211058832

Stories from the 'Roads' of Empire
Redwood, H., Kamiloglu, O. and Weizman, E. (2021). Stories from the 'Roads' of Empire. Borough Road Gallery 16 - 23 Nov 2021

The Art of Peace
Redwood, H. (2021). The Art of Peace. George Town Journal of International Affairs.

The Archival Politics of International Courts
Redwood, H. (2021). The Archival Politics of International Courts. Cambridge Cambridge University Press.

War art and the formation of community
Partis-Jennings, H. and Redwood, H. (2021). War art and the formation of community. Critical Studies on Security. https://doi.org/10.1080/21624887.2021.1875711

Reconciliation After War: Historical Perspectives on Transitional Justice
Redwood, H. and Kerr, R. Redwood, H., Kerr, R. and Gow, J. (ed.) (2020). Reconciliation After War: Historical Perspectives on Transitional Justice. Routledge.

Archiving Justice
Redwood, H. (2020). Archiving Justice. in: Meierhenrich, J., Hinton, A. and Douglas, L. (ed.) THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE Oxford University Press (OUP).

Aesthetic Contestation and the Archive
Redwood, H. (2020). Aesthetic Contestation and the Archive. in: Miladinović, V (ed.) The Notebook Forum ZFD. pp. 400-410

Archiving (In)justice: Building Archives and Imagining Community
Redwood, H. (2020). Archiving (In)justice: Building Archives and Imagining Community. Millennium: Journal of International Studies. https://doi.org/10.1177/0305829820935175

Impact in International Affairs: The Quest for World-Leading Research
Redwood, H. and Gow, J. Impact in International Affairs: The Quest for World-Leading Research. New York Routledge.

A cat-and-Maus game: the politics of truth and reconciliation in post-conflict comics
Redwood, H. and Wedderburn, A. (2019). A cat-and-Maus game: the politics of truth and reconciliation in post-conflict comics. Review of International Studies. 45 (4), pp. 588-606. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0260210519000147

Archives of Knowledge: Power, Ownership and Contestation at the ICTR’s Archive
Redwood, H. (2017). Archives of Knowledge: Power, Ownership and Contestation at the ICTR’s Archive. Humanity Journal.