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 Roberts is joining the project as PhD student funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council. 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 visual studies perspective.