Lena Reim is a DPhil candidate at the Oxford Department of International Development. Her current research interests lie in the ethnographic study of violence, memory, and transitional justice, with a regional focus on Southern and East Africa. Centred on Gukurahundi, a period of unresolved state violence in Zimbabwe’s post-independence era, Lena’s doctoral thesis explores the afterlife of mass atrocity and specifically its legacies on second-generation political imagination and activism. In the past, she has worked on research projects on human trafficking, trauma, and forced migration. Lena holds a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam as well as an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford.
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