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Dr Agata Fijalkowski

Senior Lecturer

Agata Fijalkowski

Lancaster University

Bowland North

LA1 4YN

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 594240

Research overview

My main research interest is in transitional criminal justice. I have written extensively about the maladministration of justice in communist Europe. The main monographs are Transitional Criminal Justice in Post-Dictatorial and Post-Conflict Societies (Intersentia 2015, see the review in Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory Network) and From Old Times to New Europe (Ashgate 2010). As Neil MacCormick Visiting Fellow at Edinburgh Law School, I advanced my research in this area.

I now have two projects comprising my research portfolio. The first is visual law, where I consider how we experience and perceive law and justice through a visual lens. I am working on a monograph that explores this premise when looking at photographs of trials from the period 1944-1957 in Albania, Germany and Poland. I have curated an exhibition on the Albanian writer/political dissident Musine Kokalari at the National Science and Media Museum and produced a short, 'arty' film to accompany it, entitled An Unsung Hero: Musine Kokalari (2017). I am also working on a draft play script 'The Red Guillotine' about the East German judge Hilde Benjamin.

The lesser-known Polish judges who were instrumental in ensuring that war crimes trials were held in Poland is the focus of the second project, and for which a Socio-Legal Studies Association Grant Scheme Award funded archival work in Poland. 

I am a member of the AHRC-funded network Culture and Its Uses as Testimony. I am an external member of Memory Laws in European and Comparative Perspective (MELA): http://melaproject.org/externalpartners.

PhD supervision

I am interested in research proposals from students writing dissertations or theses under the following headings: post-dictatorial / post-conflict (criminal) justice; totalitarian / communist crimes; terrorism; death penalty; freedom of expression.

Current Teaching

Civil Liberties and Human Rights (Michaelmas Term)

International Criminal Law (Michaelmas Term)

The Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust (Lent Term)

International Terrorism and the Law (Lent Term)

Profile

My main research interest is in transitional criminal justice. I have written extensively about the maladministration of justice in communist Europe. The main monographs are Transitional Criminal Justice in Post-Dictatorial and Post-Conflict Societies (Intersentia 2015, see the review in Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory Network) and From Old Times to New Europe (Ashgate 2010). As Neil MacCormick Visiting Fellow at Edinburgh Law School, I advanced my research in this area.

I now have two projects comprising my research portfolio. The first is visual law, where I consider how we experience and perceive law and justice through a visual lens. I am working on a monograph that explores this premise when looking at photographs of trials from the period 1944-1957 in Albania, Germany and Poland. I have curated an exhibition on the Albanian writer/political dissident Musine Kokalari at the National Science and Media Museum and produced a short, 'arty' film to accompany it, entitled An Unsung Hero: Musine Kokalari (2017). I am also working on a draft play script 'The Red Guillotine' about the East German judge Hilde Benjamin.

The lesser-known Polish judges who were instrumental in ensuring that war crimes trials were held in Poland is the focus of the second project, and for which a Socio-Legal Studies Association Grant Scheme Award funded archival work in Poland. 

I am a member of the AHRC-funded network Culture and Its Uses as Testimony. I am an external member of Memory Laws in European and Comparative Perspective (MELA): http://melaproject.org/externalpartners.

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