Kara Blackmore is an anthropologist, curator and writer who works at the intersections of arts, culture and social repair after conflict.
She has more than a decade of experience working directly with NGOs, governments, corporate entities, cultural institutions and local communities across East and Southern Africa. In her practice, she uses exhibitions as an arena to promote dialogue around challenging issues such as war, peace and reconciliation.
To critically reflect on this work, she is pursuing a PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science, focusing on the relationship between memorialization and transitional justice.
Cristin is Lead Investigator for the LEAD Project and PhD researcher in the LSE Department of International Development, where she examines aspects of evidence for decision-making within global health.
Carolin Dieterle is a PhD Candidate at the LSE Department for International Development. Working with Professor Catherine Boone, she studies large-scale land investments in sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular focus on Uganda and Sierra Leone.
Carolin is interested in the processes and actors involved in land investments and aims to analyse how the concept of ‘inclusive growth’ can be negotiated from national to local levels.Carolin has a BA in social sciences from the Humboldt University of Berlin and an MSc and MRes in development studies from LSE.
Prior to her PhD, she worked with the German Corporation for International Development (GIZ) in Germany and Cambodia
Julian Hopwood has been based in Northern Uganda since 2006, and currently works on or provides support to a number of FLCA projects taking place there. He is actively involved in supporting the work of local partners, both individuals and institutions.
Julian moved to the town of Gulu in the Acholi region towards the end of the Lord’s Resistance Army war on Ugandan soil, and has worked there and in the neighbouring regions of Karamoja and West Nile on post-conflict humanitarian and development programmes and policy, as well as following a range of research interests. Julian is pursuing a PhD at Ghent University.
Liz Storer (@lizziestorer) is a PhD student in the Department of International Development, London School of Economics. She is currently based in Arua, West Nile.
Working with Lugbara speaking communities, her research seeks to ascertain how individuals and groups in the region define wrongdoing, injustice and danger, and the various forms of public authority which become entangled in associated dispute resolution.
Liz is also involved in research with South Sudanese refugees in West Nile. She has previously received an M.Phil in Development Studies and a BA in Geography, both from the University of Cambridge.