Miss Amber Pierce

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Dr Amber Pierce obtained her PhD from Royal Holloway in Spring 2021. She also holds a BA in History and MA in Holocaust Studies, both awarded by Royal Holloway. She specialises in researching the interdisciplinary relationship between history and law within international criminal trials through a comparative methodology. Her research to date has a particular emphasis on the role of the historian as an expert witness and the impact that wider socio and geo-political contexts have on the formation of legal arguments and use of historical evidence, reflected in her joint publication ‘The Narrative Legacies of Exceptional Crime: The Prosecutor as a Peace Builder’ (Legacies of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia: A Multidisciplinary Account, 2020). Dr Pierce has also worked as a seminar tutor, teaching undergraduate modules on the history of modern Europe (1750-2000) at Royal Holloway since 2018. In 2017, she was awarded the Cumberland Lodge Amy Buller PhD Scholarship.

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Interdisicplinary relationship between history and law; the use of historians as expert witnesses in international criminal trials; impact of socio and geo-political narratives on legal arguments. 

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