Permanent Academic Staff

Helen Scanlon

Dr Helen Scanlon 

Senior Lecturer

 

 h.scanlon@uct.ac.za 

 021 650 5593

 Room 5.27, Robert Leslie Social 

  • Roles

    • Politics Department Postgraduate Committee
  • Biography

    BA (Hons), MA, PhD (SOAS)

  • External Appointments

     
  • Useful Links

  • Research, Knowledge Exchange and Impact

    Research Interests

    • Transitional and Transformative Justice
    • Post-Conflict Justice in Africa
    • Gender and Transitional Justice
    • Gender and Reparations
    • Symbolic Reparations

     

  • Teaching

    Undergraduate teaching

    POL3030F: Conflict in World Politics 

    Postgraduate teaching

    POL4032F/ 5040F Comparative Transitional Justice

    POL4056F /POL5056F Gender, Peace & Justice

    POL4037S POL5037S Post Conflict Justice in Africa

  • Postgrad Supervision

    • Transitional and Transformative Justice
    • Post-Conflict Justice in Africa
    • Gender and Transitional Justice
    • Gender and Reparations
    • Symbolic Reparations
  • Publications

    Selected Publications

    Books

    • H. Scanlon, Representation and Reality: Portraits of Women’s Lives in the Western Cape 1948-76 (Cape Town: HSRC, 2007)
    • A. Adebajo and H. Scanlon (eds), A Dialogue of the Deaf: Essays on Africa and the United Nations (Johannesburg: Jacana Press, 2006)

    Chapters in Books/ Reports

    • H. Scanlon, “Gender and the Politics of Reconciliation” (Cape Town: IJR, 2016)
    • H Scanlon, “Irreconcilable Truths: Gender-based Violence and the Struggle to Build an Inclusive History” in C. Villa-Viccencio (ed.) Africa North and South:  The Afro-Arab Spring and African Renaissance (UCT Press, 2015)
    • H. Scanlon, “Truth and Gender: Assessing South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission” in Die Grune Reihe (2013)
    • H. Scanlon, “The International Criminal Court: Powerful Tool or Paper Tiger in Advancing International Gender Justice?” in Perspectives: Political Analysis and Commentary from Southern Africa (2012)
    • H. Scanlon and B. Nhalevilo, “‘Many Truths were not Revealed’: the Case of Mozambique” in F. Olonisakin and A. Okech, Women and Security Governance in Africa (London, Fahamu Books and Pambazuka Press, 2011)
    • C. Nibigira and H. Scanlon, Gender, Peace and Security: The Challenges Facing Transitional Justice Processes in Burundi (Brussels: IFP, 2010)
    • H Scanlon and N. Motlafi, “Indigenous Justice or Political Instrument? The Gacaca of Rwanda” in S. Pillay and C. Sriram (eds), Peace versus Justice? Truth and Reconciliation Commissions and War Crimes Tribunals in Africa (UKZN Press, 2009)
    • Helen Scanlon, Cynthia Mugo, and Saida Ali, Gender and Transitional Justice In Africa: Progress and Prospects (NewYork: ICTJ, 2009)
    • S. Pillay and H. Scanlon, Peace versus Justice? Truth and Reconciliation Commissions and War Crimes Tribunals in Africa (Cape Town: CCR, 2008)

 

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