Personal details

Dr Caitlin Mollica
Faculty of CI, Education & Social Justice,
School of Justice
Discipline *
Criminology, Law
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Identifiers and profiles

Doctor of Philosophy (Griffith University)

Professional memberships
and associations

International Studies Association (ISA)


QUT Centre for Justice, Transitional Justice, Peace and Conflict Studies, Youth, Gender, Access to Justice

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Dr. Caitlin Mollica is a lecturer in the School of Justice QUT and a member of the QUT Centre for Justice.

Caitlin’s research is interested in youth agency and participation, transitional justice, gender, access to justice and human rights. Her primary research considers the engagement of young people with transitional justice, reconciliation and human rights practices in the Asia-Pacific. Caitlin’s work draws on international relations, international law, and feminist theories to explore these themes.

Her current research examines the relationship between youth-led organisations and donors in the contexts of the international mandate for youth-inclusive peacebuilding outlined in United Nations Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security.

Caitlin has a PhD in Political Science from Griffith University and an MA in Human Rights Studies from Columbia University. She has worked in the public service and the NGO community.

Research Interests

  • youth agency
  • youth political participation
  • transitional justice
  • access to justice
  • gender equity and discrimination
  • research methods
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Caitlin is the first year experience coordinator for the School of Justice

Teaching responsibilities:

  • JSB178 – Policy, Governance and Justice
  • JSB285 – Political Violence and Terrorism
  • JSB270 – Global Justice and Human Rights
  • JSB237 – Negotiating Conflict (course development)


This information has been contributed by Dr Caitlin Mollica.



Current supervisions

  • Non-mobilised movements in repressive socio-political contexts: an exploratory study of marginalised youth's everyday agency.
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Helen Berents, Professor Melissa Bull
  • Bringing generations together: Exploring intergenerational dialogue in youth-led social movements in Latin America
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Helen Berents, Dr Erin O'Brien
  • The Relationship Between Climate Change, Peace and Security
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Melissa Bull