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Dr Julia Paulson

Dr Julia Paulson

Dr Julia Paulson
BA, MSc, DPhil

Senior Lecturer in Education

Office Room 3.06
Helen Wodehouse Building,
35 Berkeley Square, Clifton BS8 1JA
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 4390

Research summary

My research focuses on education, peace and conflict. I work to understand the ways in which educational transformation and change might contribute towards peace and justice by understanding and seeking to repair past injustices. My research focuses on relationships between education and transitional justice, education and memory production, and education about difficult pasts. I am interested in knowledge production and the ethics of collaborative research in education in emergencies.

My current collaborative projects include:

  • Transformative History Education: A GW4 funded project, which works to conceptualise education as a site of memory production and to explore creative practices or teaching and ...

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Biography

Trained in comparative and international education, my research explores the relationship between education, conflict and peace. I am particularly interested in history curriculum, transitional justice processes (especially truth commissions) and understanding how education might contribute towards complex social processes like reconciliation and peacebuilding. I have used qualitative methods to explore these issues in Latin America and West Africa and have also undertaken global level studies using a range of methods.

I am the editor of the books Education and Reconciliation (Bloomsbury, 2011) and Education, Conflict and Development (Symposium, 2011) as well author of journal articles and book chapters on ...

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Selected publications

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