Francesca Lessa

Postdoctoral Researcher | Junior Research Fellow

College: St Anne's College

Before joining the Latin American Centre and St. Anne's College, Dr Lessa studied for a PhD in International Relations at the London School of Economics between 2005 and 2010.

Since June 2010, she has also been a research associate at the Latin America International Affairs Programme, IDEAS Centre, at the London School of Economics. She was a visiting lecturer on transitional justice and human rights at the Faculty of Psychology, University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay, in 2010.

 She is the Principal Investigator for the John Fell OUP Research funded project "Justice and Memory beyond Borders: The Plan Condor and Accountability in Argentina and Uruguay." She is also author of the book Memory and Transitional Justice in Argentina and Uruguay: Against Impunity (Palgrave Macmillan 2013) and co-editor of the volumes: Amnesty in the Age of Human Rights Accountability: Comparative and International Perspectives (with Leigh A. Payne, CUP 2012), The Memory of State Terrorism in the Southern Cone: Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay (2011), and Luchas contra la impunidad: Uruguay 1985-2011 (Trilce 2011).