Negotiating genocide in Rwanda: The politics of history (New York: Palgrave MacMillan’s Studies in Oral History series, 2017). Nominated by Palgrave Macmillan for the 2017 Oral History Association Book Award.


Journal Special Issues and Sections

With Ronald Stade and Erella Grassiani. Conflict and Society: Advances in Research, “Approaching Perpetrators,” 1 (2015).

With Annie Pohlman. Oral History Forum d’histoire orale special issue, “Confronting Mass Atrocities,” 33 (2013).


Refereed Articles

Managing danger in oral historical fieldwork,” Oral History Review 44:2 (2017): 322-347.

The danger of a single story: Iconic stories in the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan genocide,” Memory Studies 10:2 (2017): 144-163.

Rwandan women no more: Female génocidaires in the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan genocide,” Conflict and Society 1 (2015): 60-80.

With Alexander Freund. “’Confessing Animals’ redux: A conversation between Alexander Freund and Erin Jessee.” Oral History Review 41(2) (2014): 314-324.

With Sarah Watkins. “Good kings, bloody tyrants, and everything in between: Representations of the monarchy in post-genocide Rwanda.” History in Africa 41 (2014): 35-62.

Promoting reconciliation through exhuming and identifying victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.” Centre for International Governance Innovation Africa Initiative Discussion Paper Series, no. 4 (July 2012).

The limits of oral history: Ethics and methodology amid highly politicized research settings,” Oral History Review 38(2) (2011): 287-307.

With Stacey Zembrzycki, Eleanor Beattie, Audrey Bean, Sandra Baines, and Mireille Landry. “Oral history and adult community education: Notes from the field,” Oral History Review 38(1) (2011): 120-135.

With Stacey Zembrzycki and Steven High. “Stories Matter: Conceptual challenges in the development of oral history database building software,” Forum: Qualitative Social Research 12(1) (2011).

With Mark Skinner. “A typology of mass grave and mass grave-related sites” Forensic Science International 152(1) (2005): 55-59.


Book Chapters

“The 1994 Rwandan Genocide.” In A. Holslag (ed.) Genocide: A Comparative Perspective (Soesterberg: ASPEKt Publishers, forthcoming 2018).

“Reconciliation.” In A. Petö (ed.) Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbook: Gender, War (New York: Macmillan Reference, 2017): 229-246.

The limits of oral history: Ethics and methodology amid highly politicized research settings,” in R. Perks and A. Thomson (eds.) The Oral History Reader, 3rd edition (London: Routledge, 2015): 674-688.

“Considering silence” in A. Sheftel & S. Zembrzycki (eds.) Oral history off the record: Toward an ethnography of practice. (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2013): 219-222.

“Forensic investigations” in L. Stan & N. Nedelsky (eds.) The Encyclopaedia of Transitional Justice (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013).


Non-Refereed Articles

Approaching Perpetrators: An Introduction,Conflict and Society 1 (2015): 4-8.

With Annie Pohlman. “Introduction – Confronting mass atrocities in oral historical practice,Oral History Forum d’histoire orale 33 (2013): 1-6.

Research note: Conducting fieldwork in Rwanda,Canadian Journal of Development Studies vol. 22, no. 3 (2012): 266-274.

“The archaeology of genocide: Revisiting the Armenian genocide of 1915,” Horizon (2007): 26-33.


Policy Briefs

With Sylvia Opinio, Katherine Alexander, and Boniface Ojok. “The Right to Know: Policy recommendations for addressing the rights of the missing and their families in northern Uganda.” Justice and Reconciliation Project Policy Brief Series (August 2014).

Promoting reconciliation through exhuming and identifying victims in the 1994 Rwandan genocide.” Centre for International Governance Innovation, Africa Initiative Policy Brief Series, no. 2 (July 2012).


Web-Based Publications

On burnout, trauma, and self-care with Erin Jessee.” Oxford University Press Blog, 10 November 2017.

Six questions to ask before you hit record.” Oxford University Press Blog, 3 November 2017.

Iconic stories in the aftermath of genocide.” Warwick Oral History Network, 19 September 2016.

With Sarah Wagner. “Among the anonymous dead: Exhumations and the emotive materiality of deceased victims of mass violence,” Emergent Conversations (Political and Legal Anthropology Review), March 2015.

With Marc Ellison. “Mapping Uganda’s Massacres,” Al-Jazeera Magazine (special issue “War Veterans), August 2014.

With Alexander Freund. “Storytelling in Oral History: An Exchange, Part Two,” Oral History Review Blog, May 23, 2014.

Owning Memory,” Al-Jazeera Magazine (special issue “Remembering Rwanda, Volume One”), April 7, 2014.

With Alexander Freund. “Storytelling in Oral History: An Exchange,” Oral History Review Blog, April 25, 2014.

Rwanda’s subtle forms of intimidation,” Times Higher Education, December 19, 2013.

Lessons from post-genocide Rwanda: The location, identification and respectful reburial of the anonymous victims of mass atrocities.” Voices Magazine, vol. 3 (2013): 38-39.


Submitted Manuscripts

With Kjell Anderson (eds.). Approaching Perpetrators of Genocide: Ethical, Methodological, and Theoretical Insights (under consideration with University of Wisconsin Press’ ‘Critical Human Rights’ series, submitted 15 January 2018).

With Sarah Watkins. “Legacies of Kanjogera: Rwandan Female Political Elites and the Transgression of Gender Norms in Historical Perspective.” Journal of Eastern African Studies (revisions submitted 17 December 2017).

With Timothy Williams. “Perpetrators as Victims? Narratives of the Genocidal Continuum in Cambodia and Rwanda.” Journal of Peace Research (revisions submitted 4 September 2017).

“Seeing monsters, hearing victims: The politics of perpetration in post-genocide Rwanda.” Approaching Perpetrators of Genocide: Ethical, Methodological, and Theoretical Insights edited by Kjell Anderson and Erin Jessee (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, under consideration), submitted 1 September 2017.

“Beyond Perpetrators: Complex Political Actors Surrounding the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda.” Perpetrators of International Crimes edited by Alette Smeulers, Maartje Weerdesteijn and Barbora Hola (Cambridge: Intersentia, under consideration), accepted 11 August 2017.

With Sarah Watkins. “King Kagame? Echoes of Monarchy in Present-Day Rwanda.” Journal of Eastern African Studies, (submitted 23 March 2017).


Manuscripts in Preparation

With Annie Pohlman. Genocidal Symbolic Violence: Bad Death and its Consequences in Bosnia, Indonesia, and Rwanda.  

With Yolande Bouka. “Negotiating ‘the enemy’ in post-genocide Rwanda: Dilemmas in research among génocidaires, political opponents, and other undesirables.”


Book reviews

From War to Genocide: Criminal Politics in Rwanda, 1990-1994.” Genocide Studies and Prevention 11:2 (2017), 116-117.

Mobilizing Transnational Gender Politics in Post-Genocide Rwanda.” Journal of Modern African Studies 55:1 (2017), 166-168.

Listening on the Edge: Oral History in the Aftermath of Crisis.” Oral History Review 44:1 (2017): 168-172.

Whispering Truth to Power: Everyday Resistance to Reconciliation in Postgenocide Rwanda,” African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review 4(2) (2014), 163-166.

Apprenticeship in critical ethnographic practice and returns to the field,” Oral History Review 41(1) (2014), 166-170.

Serbian dreambook: National imaginary in the time of Milošević,” Oral History Review 40(1) (2013): 204-206.

Narrating chaos: The ‘normal lives’ of Sarajevans during the Bosnian War,” H-Genocide listserve (Winter 2012).

Memory, war and trauma,” Oral History Review 38(2) (2011): 393-395.

Ethical imperialism: Institutional review boards and the social sciences,” Oral History Review 38(1) (2011): 228-230.

People and their pasts by Paul Ashton and Hilda Kean,” Oral History Forum d’histoire orale 29 (2009).



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