Daniela Lai is LSE Fellow in Qualitative Methodology. Before joining LSE, Daniela taught at University College London and Royal Holloway, University of London. She received her PhD from Royal Holloway in 2017.
Daniela’s research focuses on transitional justice, post-conflict transitions, and peacebuilding. She is particularly interested in understanding how socioeconomic violence during wartime affects post-conflict countries, post-war justice processes, and their political economy. Her research contributes to current debates on the socioeconomic dimension of transitional justice, and on alternative models for dealing with the past, including transformative justice. Daniela also studies the link between protest movements and processes of dealing with the past. Her main geographical area of expertise is South East Europe and the former Yugoslavia, with an emphasis on Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Daniela has conducted extensive fieldwork in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and her methodological interests include the use of case studies in International Relations, research ethics and in-depth interviews.