Dr Peter Manning is a Fellow on the LSE100 course and a Guest Teacher at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights. Pete gained his PhD in 2014 from the Department of Sociology at LSE (hosted in the Centre for the Study of Human Rights), having been awarded an MSc Human Rights (2007) and BSc Sociology (2006), both also from LSE.
Pete’s doctoral research was based on nine months of field work in Cambodia, exploring the relationships between the ongoing Khmer Rouge Trials, memory and political reconciliation. The thesis examines the way that the Khmer Rouge Trials’ reading of past political violence conflicts with localised accounts of suffering and violence, bringing into question the capacity of the court to deliver civic renewal and reconciliation on the basis of a stable understanding of past violence. Pete is developing new research pathways around the question of ‘legacy’ and measurements of ‘impact’ within transitional justice thought and practice, though continues to work on the Cambodian case; Pete is co-editing a collection that brings together the views and experiences of Cambodians working for and with the Khmer Rouge Trials, as well as developing a book length monograph based on his PhD.
Pete holds a full Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (2012), is recognised as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2012), and has won an LSE Departmental Teaching Excellence Prize (2010) and an LSE Commendation for Teaching Excellence (2012). Pete’s wider teaching expertise is in the sociology of human rights, memory studies, social theory and qualitative methodology.
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