Photo Essay: Tropes of Memory

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About Jens Meierhenrich

Senior lecturer in international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His forthcoming Lawfare: The Formation and Deformation of Gacaca Jurisdictions in Rwanda, 1994-2012 (Cambridge, 2014) analyzes trajectories of transitional injustice in Rwanda. His first book, The Legacies of Law: Long-Run Consequences of Legal Development in South Africa, 1652-2000 (Cambridge, 2008), won the American Political Science Association's 2009 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award. Aside from a co-authored book on Rwanda's lieux de mémoire, he is presently at work on a genocide trilogy for Princeton University Press and just finished Genocide: A Very Short Introduction and Genocide: A Reader (both Oxford, 2013).

About Martha Lagace

Ph.D. candidate in social anthropology at Boston University. She focuses on Africa's Great Lakes region. In addition to working on a co-authored book on Rwanda's lieux de mémoire, she is conducting dissertation field research in northern Uganda. She studies how and why individuals speak or act on behalf of others in everyday life, as a lens on social cohesion.