Conferences

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Stories Matter workshop at Concordia University, 2010

INVITED TALKS

2017 Speaker at International Expert Seminar on “Memory and Transitional Justice: From a Duty to Remember to Pluralistic Memory Scapes,” Leuven Institute of Criminology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 25-26 October.

2017 “Challenging Narratives of Challenging Times: Oral historical approaches to understanding personal experiences of political violence.” Keynote address for international conference on “Famine Stories and Survival Legends: Legacies to the Following Generations,” Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden, 28 September.

2017  “Managing danger in oral historical fieldwork.” Workshop for the National Centre for Research Methods, Economic and Social Research Council, Edinburgh, UK, 6 September.

2017  “Oral histories of collective violence.” Workshop for the University of Lausanne Transitional Justice Summer School, Lausanne, Switzerland, 15-16 June.

2016 With Hayden Lorimer. “Oral history and animated archive.” When Methods Meet, Scottish Graduate School of Social Science, Edinburgh, UK, 28 November.

2016 Keynote Address. “On Collective Violence: Complex Political Actors and the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda.” On Collective Violence: Actions, Roles, Perceptions, Marburg University, Germany, 20-22 October.

2015 “Between Monsters and Victims: The Politics of Perpetration in Post-Genocide Rwanda.” Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies speaker series, University of Edinburgh, January 30.

2014 “Seeing Monsters, Hearing Victims: Female Génocidaires and the Politics of Perpetration in Post-Genocide Rwanda.” Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria, December 8.

2014 “On exhumations and their absence: Lessons from Rwanda and Uganda.” Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre, Newcastle University, April 3-4.

2014 “Bodies of evidence, bodies of resistance: The many political lives of the anonymous victims of the 1994 genocide.” Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh, February 12.

2013 “Oral History and Contemporary Mass Atrocities: Through the Lens of Post-Genocide Rwanda.” Scottish Oral History Centre, University of Strathclyde, November 4.

2012 “Among the anonymous dead: Past, present and future efforts toward identifying and repatriating the victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.” Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, March 21.

2012 “The limits of qualitative research: Ethics and methodology amid highly politicized research settings.” Liu Institute for Global Issues Speaker Series on Ethics and Methodology in Settings of Violence, The University of British Columbia, March 9.

2011 “Rwandan genocide memorials: The politics of remembering the ‘1994 genocide of the Tutsi,’” African Studies Association Annual Meeting, November 16-21.

2011 “Rwandan genocide memorials: The politics of remembering the ‘1994 genocide of the Tutsi,’” Search for Common Ground Great Lakes Policy Forum, November 17.

2011 “The limits of oral history: Ethics and methodology amid highly politicized research settings.” University of Ottawa “Making History” Speaker Series, October 5.

2011 “On the record: Negotiating survivor and perpetrator life histories in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide of 1994.” University of Western Ontario Speaker Series, February 11.

2011 “On the record: Negotiating survivor and perpetrator life histories in aftermath of the Rwandan genocide of 1994.” University of Ottawa “Making History” Series, January 27.

2010 “Among the anonymous dead: The fate of international forensic exhumations in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia.” Norman Patterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, October 19.

2009 “Genocidal symbolic violence in Rwanda and Bosnia-Hercegovina: Bringing concepts to earth.” Montréal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Concordia University, October 16.

2009 “Interviewing perpetrators of atrocities: Ethical and methodological challenges.” Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University, April 10.

2009 “Oral history among mass human rights violations: Rwanda and Bosnia-Hercegovina.” Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University, March 13.

 

Workshops Organized

2015 With Catherine Baker and Mary Heimann. “Democratizing History in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings.” Scottish Oral History Centre, University of Strathclyde, September 11.

2014 With Tal Nitsán. “Approaching Perpetrators: Ethnographic Insights on Ethics, Methods and Theory.” Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia, May 14-16.

 

Panels Organized

2018 With Sean Field. “Troubling Trauma: Oral History in Conflict-Affected Settings.” International Oral History Association Biennial Meeting, 18-21 June (in preparation).

2017 With Annie Pohlman. “Genocidal Symbolic Violence.” International Association of Genocide Scholars Meeting, 9-13 July.

2016 With Katherine Fobear. “Seeking Asylum: Oral History, Law and Refugee Crises.” Oral History Association Annual Meeting, October 12-16.

2016 With Kjell Anderson and Timothy Williams. “The Margins of Perpetration.” International Network of Genocide Scholars Meeting, June 26-29.

2016 With Susan Thomson. “Methods and Ethics in Fieldwork on Warfare, Atrocities and Genocide.” Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, March 29 – April 2.

2015 With Kjell Anderson. “New Horizons in Perpetrator Research.” International Association of Genocide Scholars Meeting, July 8-12.

2014 “Among the anonymous dead: Exhumations and the ‘emotive materiality’ of deceased victims of mass violence.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, December 3-7.

2014 With Catherine Baker. “Democratizing history in conflicted and post-conflict settings.” International Oral History Association Annual Meeting, July 9-12.

2013 With Tal Nitsán. “Approaching perpetrators: Ethical, methodological and theoretical considerations.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, November 21-24.

 

Papers Presented

2018 “‘There are no other options’: Rwandan gender norms and family planning in historical perspective.” European Social Science History Conference, 4-7 April.

2017 “Writing women back into Rwandan history: Marriage and the rejection of marriage in early oral traditions and present-day recollections.” African Studies Association Annual Meeting, 16-18 November.

2016 “King Kagame? Echoes of Monarchy in Present-Day Rwanda.” African Studies Association Annual Meeting, 1-3 December.

2016 “Toward an Oral History of ‘Silent Discrimination’: Investigating Community Persecution of LGBTI Individuals in Rwanda.” Finnish Oral History Network Symposium, 24-25 November.

2016 “Toward an Oral History of ‘Silent Discrimination’: Investigating Community Persecution of LGBTI Individuals in Rwanda.” Oral History Association Annual Meeting, 12-16 October.

2016 “Same-Sex Intimacies in Rwanda in Historical Perspective.” African Studies Association UK, 7-9 September.

2016 “Rwandan Intimacies in Historical Perspective.” African Studies Association UK, 7-9 September.

2016 “From Perpetrators to Victims? Social Dynamics and the Politics of Transitional Justice in Post-Genocide Rwanda.” International Network of Genocide Scholars Meeting, June 26-29.

2016 “Navigating gatekeepers in research with convicted war criminals in Bosnia-Herzegovina.” Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, March 29 – April 2.

2015 With Sarah Watkins. “Legacies of Kanjogera: Rwandan Female Political Elites and the Transgression of Gender Norms in Historical Perspective.” African Studies Association Annual Meeting, November 19-22.

2015 “Seeing Monsters, Hearing Victims: Génocidaires and Politics of Perpetration in Post-genocide Rwanda.” Oral History Association Annual Meeting, October 14-18.

2015 “The student, the thief and the spy: Navigating gatekeepers in research with convicted war criminals in post-conflict Bosnia-Hercegovina.” Democratizing History in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings workshop, September 11.

2015 “Approaching Perpetrators in Post-Genocide Rwanda: Victimhood and Social Death in the Narratives of Convicted Génocidaires.” International Association of Genocide Scholars Annual Meeting, July 8-12.

2015 With Yolande Bouka. “Negotiating ‘the enemy’ in post-genocide Rwanda: Dilemmas in research among génocidaires, political opponents, and other undesirables.” European Conference on African Studies, July 8-10.

2015 “Approaching perpetrators in post-genocide Rwanda: Victimhood and social death in the narratives of convicted génocidaires.” International Association of Genocide Scholars Meeting, July 8-12.

2014 “Exhumations as ‘articles of faith’: Considering the cases of post-genocide Rwanda and post-civil war Uganda.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, December 3-7.

2014 “On exhumations and their absence: Lessons from post-genocide Rwanda and post-civil war Uganda.” Oral History Association Annual Meeting, October 8-12.

2014 “Democratizing history in conflicted and post-conflict settings.” International Oral History Association Annual Meeting, July 9-12.

2014 “Rwandan women no more: Female génocidaires in the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.” Approaching Perpetrators workshop, Liu Institute for Global Issues, May 14-16.

2013 “Rwandan women no more: Female génocidaires in the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, November 21-24.

2013 “Digital media and dangerous narratives: Ethical and methodological considerations.” Digital Testimonies on War and Trauma conference, June 12-14.

2012 “Bodies of evidence; bodies of resistance: The many political lives of the anonymous victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, November 14-18.

2012 “‘Let me tell you about Rwanda’: Iconic stories and the democratization of history in the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.” Oral History Association Annual Meeting, October 10-14.

2012 “Incensing the spirits: Survivor perspectives on international forensic investigations in the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.” Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling conference, Beyond Testimony and Trauma: Oral History in the Aftermath of Mass Violence, March 22-25.

2011 “The limits of oral history: Rwanda in the aftermath of genocide.” Oral History Association Annual Meeting, October 12-16.

2011 “Negotiating genocide: The ethics of oral history in the aftermath of the Bosnian War,” Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling conference, Off the Record: Unspoken Negotiations in the Practice of Oral History, April 28-30.

2010 “Inscribed intent: Genocidal symbolic violence and social death in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide of 1994.” African Studies Association Annual Meeting, November 18-21.

2010 “Introducing Stories Matter: Oral History Database Building Software.” Oral History Association Annual Meeting, October 27-31.

2010 “Difficult narratives: Negotiating survivor, perpetrator and ex-combatant life histories in Rwanda and Bosnia-Hercegovina.” Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting, May 28-June 1.

2010 “From symbolic violence to social death: Healing the wounds of genocide in Rwanda and Bosnia-Hercegovina.” Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting, May 28-June 1.

2009 “The ethics of oral history and ethnography among conflicted communities: Lessons from Rwanda and Bosnia-Hercegovina.” Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling conference, Remembering War, Genocide and Other Human Rights Violations: Oral History, New Media and the Arts, November 5-8.

2007 “Inscribed intent: A case for increased interdisciplinarity in the investigation and prevention of genocide.” The International Association of Genocide Scholars Meeting, July 9-13.

 

 

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