Martha Lagace enters the doctoral program with a research interest in the anthropology of war and peacemaking, focused on Africa’s Great Lakes region, especially Rwanda. She holds a BA in English and communications from Simmons College and a Master of Liberal Arts in anthropology and archaeology from Harvard University. She has traveled widely, and lived and worked for 8 years as a journalist in Prague.
Field research in Rwanda leading to her master’s thesis (2008) focused on female perpetrators of the 1994 genocide. An ongoing joint project concerns varieties of memory and memorialization in post-genocide Rwanda; preliminary work may be viewed on http://www.genocidememorials.org
- Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship