Lia Kent is an Senior Fellow in the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) in the College of Asia and Pacific at ANU. With a geographic focus on Asia and the Pacific, her research is concerned with the myriad ways in which individuals and communities make sense of legacies of state violence and protracted conflict. She is especially interested in the intersection between global discourses and practices of peacebuilding, performances of state sovereignty, and everyday practices of social repair. Lia has published widely on topics related to peacebuilding, state-building, reconciliation, transitional justice, gender justice, and the politics of memory. She is the author of The Dynamics of Transitional Justice: International Models and Local Realities in East Timor (Routledge 2012). Lia’s current project, funded by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2021-2024) examines local responses to missing persons and post-conflict peacebuilding in Timor-Leste and Sri Lanka.