Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Dr Peter Manning

Lecturer in sociology with a focus on human rights


Lecturer in SociologyPhD

3 East, 4.2
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 5285



I am a Lecturer in Sociology specialising in human rights, transitional justice and memory studies.

I joined the University of Bath in 2016. I have previously lectured in Sociology at Liverpool Hope University and at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at the London School of Economics. I gained my PhD from the the London School of Economics in 2014.

My research explores themes linking the politics of human rights, transitional justice and memory. I have published my work in journals including the International Journal of Transitional Justice, International Journal of Human Rights and Memory Studies. My forthcoming book, Transitional Justice and Memory in Cambodia (2017), explores the different ways that memory is implicated in the ongoing prosecutions at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal (Routlege, Memory Studies: Global Constellations series).

I am a member of the British Sociological Association and the Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory network.

I am currently working on new research projects that consider the meaning of religious conversion among perpetrators of atrocity; public commissions of inquiry and the ethics of regret; and the relationships between memory, human rights, dignity and money.

Research interests

  • Human rights
  • Transitional justice
  • Memory studies