Project Team

principal investigator:

Dr Rachel Kerr

Dr Rachel Kerr is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, Programme Director for the MA International Relations and Contemporary War and co-convener of the War Crimes Research Group.


Professor James Gow

Professor James Gow is Professor of International Peace and Security and Director of the International Peace and Security Programme at King’s College London.





Dr Denisa Kostovicova is an Associate Professor in Global Politics at the Government Department and a Research Fellow at the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit at the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science.




Dr Paul Lowe

Dr Paul Lowe is an award-winning photographer and is Reader in Documentary Photography and Course Director for MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.





Dr Milena Michalski

Dr Milena Michalski interweaves her practice as a visual artist with academic research. Her practice engages particularly with place and perception, sight and site, using a range of media including print-making, photography, film, and site-specific installation. Milena has exhibited nationally and internationally, and has been the recipient of multiple awards and residencies. Her work is held in public and private collections. Milena has had various positions and associations with King’s on ESRC-, EU- and AHRC-funded projects since 2000. She has also collaborated on projects with the British Film Institute, has facilitated MA seminars and been guest lecturer at Tate galleries and at Chelsea College of Arts. She has published on film, and on conflict and visual imagery.


Dr Tiffany Fairey

Dr Tiffany Fairey is a Research Fellow at the University of the Arts, London.  Her research focuses on the impact, ethics and promise of participatory, collaborative and community based visual arts and media.  Co-founder of the award-winning charity, PhotoVoice, and co-director for its first 10 years (1999-2009), Tiffany has wide ranging experience as both a practitioner and researcher of participatory photography as a tool for dialogue and social change.  In 2010 Tiffany was awarded the Royal Photographic Society’s Hood Medal for outstanding advance in photography for public service.  She completed her PhD in Visual Sociology at Goldsmiths College in 2015.

Dr Jelena Petrovic

Dr Jelena Petrovic is a post-doctoral Research Associate in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London.  She completed her doctoral thesis on effectiveness of conditionality in the Western Balkans at the War Studies Department, King’s College London and remained deeply interested in issues of transitional justice and reconciliation in the region. Jelena came back to King’s from the position of a Senior Project Manager and Analyst in the private consultancy Wikistrat, and she previously held research positions and internships in the Belgrade Centre for Security Studies, UK Defence Academy and the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies. In 2012, Jelena won St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Prize for her work on nationalism among youth in the Western Balkans.


Tom Paskhalis is a doctoral student in the Institute of Methodology, London School of Economics.


Henry Redwood is a Research Assistant and PhD student in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London.  His ESRC-funded doctoral research investigated how international courts construct and declare truths about past violence. Underpinning this research is a concern for how these spaces work as sites that project a normative understanding of the international order through constructing particular types of narratives. Henry’s research led him in 2015 to work for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, where he played a key role in the outreach programme ‘the Genocide Story Project’, which constructed a history of the Rwanda genocide through the judicial adjudicated facts of the tribunal.


Dr Ivor Sokolic

Dr Ivor Sokolic is a Research Officer in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research interests focus on transitional justice and nation-building in the former Yugoslavia, with a particular interest in Croatia. He completed a PhD at University College London on that topic and he has published in Nationalities Papers, Nations and Nationalism and The Croatian Political Science Review.


Ari Salazar Volkmann is an artist and undergraduate student in International Relations in the Department of War Studies.