Elena Butti is a DPhil candidate at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies of the University of Oxford. Her research investigates the experiences of conflict-affected children in the transitional justice and peacebuilding process in Colombia. She is currently undertaking long-term fieldwork in the country, where she occasionally acts as a visiting lecturer on transitional justice at the Law Faculties of the National University and the Rosario University. In Colombia, she is also collaborating with the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef). Her research interests revolve around international crimes, transitional justice, peacebuilding, victims’ and children’s rights, methods and ethics in research with children and in high-risk settings.