27.04.2022 Welcome at the Center for Conflict Studies, Selbi Durdiyeva!

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Durdiyeva obtained her PhD at Transitional Justice Institute, the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. Prior to joining Philipps University Marburg, she worked as a Research Assistant at Nottingham Law School in a UK Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project (among other) under a broad theme of accountability. She also was an Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University.

Durdiyeva obtained her LLM in international human rights and humanitarian law from the University of Essex. She has a mixed academic and practitioner background, she taught public international law for three years and coordinated a Legal Clinic at KIMEP University in Kazakhstan and wrote a report as a consultant for Child Rights International Network (CRIN).

She is interested in regime transitions, transitional and transformative justice, and issues relating to how societies reckon with the legacies of mass-scale violations of human rights and humanitarian law in the past, focusing on grassroots approaches to justice. Her research background is mostly socio-legal, and she is currently interested in decolonial theory and autoethnography.

Currently, Durdiyeva's research focuses on the onto-epistemology of transitional justice and colonizing dynamics within the field as part of the BMBF-funded collaborative research network ‘Postcolonial Hierarchies in Peace & Conflict’ at the Centre for Conflict Studies.