Pardis Shafafi is a British-Iranian anthropologist specialising in political violence and peoples´ tribunals, having completed her doctoral degree from the University of St Andrews in 2015 on these and other related themes. She has special expertise and interest on enduring victim-survivor pursuits for accountability and justice in contexts of impunity for powerful perpetuators.
Dr Shafafi is the co-editor of the 2015 ‘States of impunity’ series for OpenDemocracy and co-editor of the upcoming 2019 special edition ’The Ethnography of Peoples’ Tribunals’ for PoLAR journal, she is also an advisor and associate researcher with the European Research Council ´Off-Site´ project, and senior researcher with international design studio, Designit, in Oslo. In 2018, she became an elected convenor of the Applied Anthropology Network and lead coordinator of the 2019 WWNA conference.
Lead Coordinator of WWNA 2019, Media and Production support, Fundraising and Partnerships support