Tuesday 14 May, 6.00 - 8.00pm, Columbia House COL 2.01
Speaker: Francesca Lessa
Memory and Transitional Justice in Argentina and Uruguay explores the interaction between memory and transitional justice and develops a theoretical framework for bringing these two fields of study together through the concept of critical junctures. Focusing on post-dictatorship Argentina and Uruguay, Francesca Lessa uses critical junctures to track and explain moments of change. She traces and analyses across time the dynamic evolution of and shifts in transitional justice policies and the emergence and replacement of dominant memory narratives in the context of enduring struggles for justice and against impunity.
Dr. Francesca Lessa is a postdoctoral researcher at the Latin American Centre and junior research fellow at St. Anne's College, University of Oxford.