Dr Helen Scanlon
I am the convenor of the Justice and Transformation Programme in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa and I work as both a practitioner and academic on issue of transitional justice.
I am also currently a research fellow at Kings College, London, a visiting Professor at the USA’s Stanford University’s Overseas Study Programme and I teach for the Council On International Educational Exchange's (CIEE) Cape Town Global Institute.
Until 2011 I worked for the International Center for Transitional Justice’s (ICTJ) as a practitioner on issues of justice and post-conflict transformation. Before joining ICTJ, I was a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Conflict Resolution in South Africa, working on peace-building in Africa.
I hold a Ph.D. in South African history from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.