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Dr Astrid Jamar

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Lecturer in Development
  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  • School of Polis, Phil, Econ, Dev, Geog
  • Development
  • astrid.jamar

Professional biography

Dr Jamar obtained her PhD in International Development from the University of Sussex in 2016. For the past decade, her research has focused on transitional justice and international aid in the African Great Lakes region. From 2008 to 2011, she worked with several international and local NGOs in Rwanda and Burundi implementing transitional justice processes in the two countries. Reflection on these experiences in academic and policy-orientated research formed the basis of her doctoral research. Prior to join DPP, she was a researcher in the Political Settlements Research Programme, School of Law, University of Edinburgh. She has worked on various dimensions of peace-building, human rights and transitional justice, and is particularly interested in the professionalization of peace-building from postcolonial perspectives and political/legal anthropology.

Research interests

Transitional justice, Peace and conflict, Human rights, Truth Commissions, Gacaca Courts, International cooperation and development aid, Anthropology of development, Legal anthropology, Transitional Justice Practitioners, Third World Approach to International Law (TWAIL), Peace Agreements, African Great Lakes region, Rwanda, Burundi, Emotions and Knowledge Production in War-Affected Research Environments