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Research interests

I am a Lecturer in Sociology specialising in human rights, transitional justice and memory studies.

I joined the University of Bath in 2016. I have previously lectured in Sociology at Liverpool Hope University and at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at the London School of Economics. I gained my PhD from the the London School of Economics in 2014.

My research explores connections between human rights, transitional justice and memory. My book, Transitional Justice and Memory in Cambodia (2017), considers the different ways that memory is implicated in the ongoing prosecutions at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal (Routlege, Memory Studies: Global Constellations series). I am Co-Investigator on the AHRC-GCRF Network Plus Award 'Building Inclusive Civil Societies' and also participate as a Co-Investigator on the GW4 network 'Transformative History Education'. 

I am a member of the British Sociological Association and the Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory network.

I am currently developing new research projects that consider the meaning of religious conversion among perpetrators of atrocity; the trajectories and experiences of post-conflict ex-combatants; and public commissions of inquiry and the ethics of regret.

Willing to supervise PhD

I am open to supervising research proposals in human rights, transitional justice, and memory studies. I am open especially to work focusing on South East Asia. 

External positions

IFP Sociology - Chief Examiner, University of London International Programmes

1 Jan 2018 → …

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Cambodia Social Sciences
justice Social Sciences
chamber Social Sciences
reconciliation Social Sciences
memorial Social Sciences
human rights Social Sciences
Christianity Social Sciences
offense Social Sciences

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Projects 2017 2021

Transformative history education : Learning from creative practices in Cambodia, Colombia and Iraq

Manning, P.


Project: Research-related fundingInternally Funded Research

Changing the Story

Manning, P.


Project: Research council

Transformative history education in conflict-affected contexts

Paulson, J., Milligan, E., Manning, P., Moles, K. & Pennell, C.


Project: OtherInternally Funded Research

Research Output 2012 2018

Faith in forgiveness? Exploring conversions to Christianity within a former Khmer Rouge community

Manning, P., Keo, D. & Kilburn, D., 11 Nov 2018, In : Critical Asian Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

peace process

Tracing the contours of transitional justice: memorial practices and projects in Cambodia

Manning, P., 30 Jun 2018, Transitional Justice Beyond Blueprints: Ethnographies and Case Studies. Garbett, C. & Wastell, S. (eds.). 1 ed. London, U. K.: Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Transitional Justice and Memory in Cambodia: Beyond the Extraordinary Chambers

Manning, P., 15 May 2017, London, U. K.: Routledge. 190 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

collective biography

Confronting Khmer Rouge Crimes in Cambodia

Manning, P., 2015, justiceinfo.net.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access