Dr. Randle DeFalco
Randle DeFalco is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at Liverpool University, funded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Randle’s postdoctoral project ‘(Re)conceptualizing Atrocity: Violence, Visibility and the Aesthetics of International Criminal Justice,’ supervised by Dr. Christine Schwöbel-Patel, seeks to identity more productive ways of understanding and conceptualizing processes of mass killing and atrocity that go beyond the current aesthetics of violent spectacle that dominant international criminal justice. Prior to joining Liverpool University, Randle completed a JD at Rutgers Law School (USA) and his LLM/SJD degrees at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Dr. Jutta Brunnée, where he was Strauss International Law Fellow and Vanier Scholar. Randle has also conducted extensive research on atrocity and transitional justice in Cambodia, where he researched the Khmer Rouge era famine as a Fulbright Fellow and worked as a legal advisor to the Documentation Center of Cambodia.
Ronald Suresh Roberts
Ronald Suresh Roberts is joining the project in September 2018 as a PhD candidate at Liverpool University’s School of Law and Social Justice, funded by a competitive UK Arts and Humanities Research Council scholarship award. Ronald’s PhD project, to be supervised by Dr. Christine Schwöbel-Patel, will explore issues related to ‘witnessing’ within the context of international criminal justice from a Law and Humanities perspective. Working at the intersections of law, literature and visual studies, Ronald’s research will develop a critical account of how ‘artifacts of witness’ have constructed global legal realities in the past, and might help convene new global publics in the future. Prior to joining Liverpool University, Ronald completed his BA (Hons) at Balliol College, Oxford and his LLM at Harvard Law School, where his thesis, working within critical race theory, went on to be published by New York University Press as Clarence Thomas and the Tough Love Crowd: Counterfeit Heroes and Unhappy Truths. He is the co-author of Reconciliation Through Truth: A Reckoning of Apartheid’s Criminal Governance (foreword by Nelson Mandela), author of No Cold Kitchen: A Biography of Nadine Gordimer, and of Fit to Govern: The Native Intelligence of Thabo Mbeki.