Nisan Alici
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PhD Researcher Profile

Nisan Alıcı is a PhD researcher at the Transitional Justice Institute (TJI), Ulster University. Her project is on ‘Transitional Justice in an Ongoing Conflict: A victim-survivor centred analysis of TJ mechanisms in the context of the Kurdish Conflict.’ Nisan holds a Master’s degree in International Conflict and Security from the University of Kent and a BA in Political Science and International Relations from Boğaziçi University. 

Nisan was awarded research scholarships from the International Peace Research Association Foundation and Sivil Düşün EU Programme. She is co-founder of Demos Research Association for Peace, Democracy and Alternative Politics where she also works as a researcher and trainer. 

Prior to joining the TJI, Nisan worked in the Turkish Parliament as a deputy advisor. She has also had various experiences with NGOs working in the areas of gender, human rights, and peace both as an activist and researcher. 


Research Interests

Transitional justice (with a focus on ongoing conflict), peace processes, gender inclusion in peace processes, peace activism, victim-centred approach to transitional justice, critical peace

Teaching Interests

Transitional justice, Conflict Analysis, Peace and Gender, Human Rights. 


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor, Boğaziçi University

Master, University of Kent

External positions

Researcher & Board Member, Demos Research Association for Peace Democracy and Alternative Politics

2015 → …


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • gender
  • feminism
  • JA Political science (General)
  • K Law (General)
  • Transitional Justice
  • Human Rights