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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 'Changing the Story' and a Co-Investigator on the GW4 Alliance network 'Transformative History Education'. 

I am currently developing new research projects that explore the opportunities and challenges in the delivery of genocide education; meaning making practices, trajectories and experiences of post-conflict ex-combatants; and the prospects of developing variying 'green' agendas for transitional justice research.

Willing to supervise PhD

I am available to supervise research projects on human rights, transitional justice, and memory studies. I am especially interested in supervising projects 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

Partiicpatory film and conservation in Cambodia

Manning, P.



Project: Research council

Changing the Story

Manning, P.



Project: Research council

GW4 Initiator: Transformative history education in conflict-affected contexts

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


Project: Other

Research Output 2012 2019

Arts, Education and Reconciliation in Cambodia: Learning from the Anlong Veng Peace Tours: Critical Reflection and Review

Manning, P., 10 Sep 2019, University of Leeds. 44 p. (Changing the Story: Phase 1 Critical Review Cambodia)

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

Open Access

Arts, education and reconciliation in Cambodia: Sociological perspectives

Manning, P. & Ser, S., 13 Aug 2019, Participatory Arts in Participatory Development. Cooke, P. & Souria-Turner, I. (eds.). London: Routledge, 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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

Manning, P., Keo, D. & Kilburn, D., 2 Jan 2019, In : Critical Asian Studies. 51, 1, p. 51-74 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

peace process

Genocide Recognition in the Wake of Nuon Chea’s Death

Killean, R. & Manning, P., 9 Aug 2019, New Mandala.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

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