Centre for the Study of Conflict, Emotion and Social Justice

Centre for the Study of Conflict, Emotion and Social Justice

The Centre aims to develop a rich seam of interdisciplinary research at the intersection of conflict, emotion, and social justice.

From worldwide outreach projects to award-nominated short films, the centre brings together expertise in the disciplines of Journalism, Media, Law, and the broader social sciences, adopting primarily a psychosocial and practice-based focus. 

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Our Research Themes

Our Projects

Indian Space Dreams Young Girl

Indian Space Dreams

Multi-award-winning short documentary "Indian Space Dreams" brings great attention to the CESJ team.

Official Poster for the documentary film Deterrence


DETERRENCE is a feature-length documentary written, directed and produced by Dr Roman Gerodimos and co-created with faculty and students at Bournemouth University.
Poster for documentary film Essence


Essence is an experimental short movie with autobiographical elements. It is based on an essay by Paul Badura-Skoda, narrated by Sam Booth, and written, directed, and produced by Roman Gerodimas.
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Social Impact of Audiovisual Media

This is a web repository for media practitioners, researchers, activists, teachers and students, which maps the impact of audiovisual media in its various dimensions, challenges and forms, be they fictional or non-fictional.
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Mass graves are sites of tremendous human suffering. This project urgently responds to a significant knowledge and practice gap in relation to mass grave documentation and mapping.

Colombia's Child Survivors project

Colombia's Child Survivors

Through animation workshops, children and young people learn technical skills while also coming to terms with their past experiences.
MAAR - Indian girls group

Media Action Against Rape

BU academics are leading the way to improving the integrity of sexual violence coverage in Indian news media.


Meet The Team

More from CESJ

Tie u Orja

​ Tie u Orja , is a capacity-building initiative led by researchers at Bournemouth University in collaboration with SLAJ, Limkokwing.