Origin: Germany
Fellowship: Research Fellow

Dr. Friederike Mieth is a social and cultural anthropologist with a focus on post-conflict transformation, transitional justice, human rights and resilience. In 2014, she completed her PhD at the Center for Conflict Studies of the Philipps University Marburg, where she was a member of a comparative research project on transitional justice. Her dissertation examines dealing with the past and the transitional justice process in daily life in Sierra Leone. Mieth’s publications discuss social transformation after conflict and challenges thereof, such as fostering coexistence, the impact of transitional justice mechanisms, and local theories of dealing with the past. At the Robert Bosch Academy, she will study the transformative potential of selected transitional justice processes.

Mieth currently works as a consultant in the transitional justice field. She co-edits a volume on Germany’s compensations program for former forced laborers and has contributed to a research project on the acceptance of international criminal law. In 2016, she acted as the Head of Human Rights Education at the International Nuremberg Principles Academy in Nuremberg, Germany.

From 2007 to 2009, Mieth worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva, Switzerland and Amman, Jordan. She holds a Master and Bachelor of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She received grants from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Marburg University Research Academy (MARA). Her publications include: “Acceptance of International Criminal Justice: A Review.” In: After Nuremberg. Exploring Multiple Dimensions of the Acceptance of International Criminal Justice (Buckley-Zistel S., Mieth F. & Papa M.) (2016) and “Transitional Justice Theories” (co-editor with Buckley-Zistel S., Koloma Beck T., Braun C.) ( 2014).


Last update: 2016