Transitional Places

Bringing together rival traditions – from the psychoanalysis of transitional objects (Klein) and the idioms of trauma (Freud) to the sociology of ceremonies or rituals (Van Gennep and Turner), to the ego-histoire of lieux de memoire and the jurisprudence of jurisdiction – this project studies what Peter Rush calls ‘affective justice’ in the aftermath of conflict.

project publications

(2014) ‘Crimenes de “guerra sucia”: derecho penal internacional y jurisdicciones de la memoria’, available here

(2014) The Arts of Transitional Justice (with O. Simic, eds)

(2013) ‘Dirty war crimes: jurisdictions of memory and international criminal justice’ in K. Heller and G. Simpson (eds) The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials


Peter Rush