Professor Michelle Le Baron
Professor Michelle LeBaron is Professor of Law at the Peter A. Allard School of Law in the University of British Columbia.
Her fellowship at the Trinity Long Room Hub is in collaboration with the School of Drama, Film and Music and the Trinity Centre for Gender and Women's Studies.
In the aftermath of conflict, the arts are used around the world in effecting reconciliation. Ireland is a leader in this work; theatre, dance and other creative works feature prominently in the current decade of centenaries. Yet theoretically-informed understandings of how commemorative arts positively reframe identity and lend fluidity and complexity to rigid narratives are nascent. In-depth, comparative research is needed to identify optimal ways of designing and evaluating this work.
This research project will dovetail with ongoing work in Canada and South Africa with similar aims, generating vital comparative data.
Professor Michelle LeBaron gave a public lecture on Commemoration as Homecoming: How Arts Restor/e/y the Past on Monday, 28 November 2016 at 6.30pm in the Trinity Long Room Hub.