Lena Reim

Research Student

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.

26 May, 2023
Twelve ODID academics and DPhils to present at ECAS 2023
Research interests:

Violence, Memory, and Transitional Justice; Ethnicity, Nationalism and Citizenship; Activism and Protests; Diasporas and Forced Migration; Southern and East Africa; Political Ethnography