Archive: November, 2011

Digital Media Amid Highly Politicized Research Settings?

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

In December, I will be starting a new research project that examines the social impact of a series of mass grave exhumations conducted by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) in Kigali and Kibuye in 1996. My project is being generously funded by the Centre for International Governance Innovation’s Africa Initiative, and will involve several fieldwork trips to Rwanda aimed at determining what went wrong with the PHR exhumations from the perspective of Rwandan survivors. From there, I hope to be able to offer a series of recommendations for making the methods and mandates employed by international forensic investigations more relevant and culturally appropriate for the communities that host them. (more…)


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