Principal Investigator

Jens Meierhenrich is Associate Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and previously taught for a decade at Harvard University. He is the author of Lawfare: The Formation and Deformation of Gacaca Jurisdictions in Rwanda, 1994-2012 (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2014) and also recently authored The Legacies of Law: Long-Run Consequences of Legal Development in South Africa, 1652-2000 (Cambridge University Press, 2008), which won the American Political Science Association’s 2009 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for the “best book published in the United States during the previous year in politics, government, or international affairs.” He served as a Visiting Professional in Trial Chamber II at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, where he worked with Luis Moreno Ocampo. Professor Meierhenrich just published Genocide: A Reader (Oxford University Press, 2014) and Genocide: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2014) and, among other projects, is presently at work on a genocide trilogy, comprising The Rationality of Genocide, The Structure of Genocide, and The Culture of Genocide (all to be published by Princeton University Press). He spent the 2012-2013 academic year at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton to work on his next monograph, an ethnography of the International Criminal Court.

Research Associate

Martha Lagace is a doctoral student in social anthropology at Boston University. She earned her Master of Liberal Arts degree at Harvard University in 2008 with a concentration in Anthropology and Archaeology. In addition to memorialization, her scholarly research concerns the role of female perpetrators in the Rwandan genocide.

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