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Gacaca, Genocide, Genocide Ideology: The Violent Aftermaths of Transitional Justice in the New Rwanda

Event date: Friday, November 23, 2018, from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 14 Queen's Park Crescent West, Room 265

Gacaca, Genocide, Genocide Ideology: The Violent Aftermaths of Transitional Justice in the New Rwanda

Dr. Mark Anthony Geraghty, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto

Mark Anthony Geraghty is a socio-cultural anthropologist, ethnographically investigating the violent aftermaths of war and genocide. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2016 and is currently an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto. He is finalizing a book manuscript on the Rwandan state’s on-going campaign against “genocide ideology” – prohibited in law as “thoughts” of ethnic hatred that threaten the recurrence of genocide. He has conducted over four years of fieldwork in Rwanda, where his research sites have included prisons, layperson-run genocide courts (Gacaca), military-run “re-education” camps (Ingando), and state-run genocide commemoration events. At the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, he teaches classes on the topics of: violent aftermaths; language and injury; political anthropology; and ethnographic methods.

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