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Professor Bill Rolston

Co-Investigator, Transformation and Empowerment

Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University

Bill Rolston is an emeritus professor with and former director of the Transitional Justice Institute at Ulster University and a co-researcher (with Fionnuala Ní Aoláin) on one hub project examining the ability, or otherwise, of transitional justice to deal with the deep harms of colonialism with a focus on Colombia and Ireland. He has researched and written widely on legacies of conflict and on post-conflict transformation, mainly but not solely in relation to Northern Ireland. Issues researched have included: truth commissions, the contribution of politically motivated prisoners to conflict transformation, victims and memory, and political wall murals.

Areas of interest

Legacies of conflict; victims, survivors and politically motivated ex-prisoners; colonialism