"THE TRUTH PASSES ACROSS FIRE WITHOUT BURNING" (Rwandan & Burundian Proverb)
Bert Ingelaere is assistant professor (lecturer) at the Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB), University of Antwerp (UA).
His research focuses on the legacy of mass violence, mobility and the process of knowledge construction. He has undertaken over 40 months of fieldwork in Africa's Great Lakes region.
He was advisor or expert for international NGOs, the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The World Bank, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and a postdoctoral fellow at the Fund for Scientific Research - Flanders (FWO) and the Program on Order, Conflict and Violence (OCV), Yale University.
His work was awarded the United States African Studies Association Graduate Student Paper Prize and the Auschwitz Foundation Prize. His book Inside Rwanda's Gacaca Courts won the 2017 Bethwell A. Ogot Book Prize.
He has published numerous reports and articles for such publications as African Affairs, Journal of Modern African Studies, Critique of Anthropology or The International Journal of Transitional Justice and is the co-editor of Genocide, Risk and Resilience and author of Inside Rwanda's Gacaca Courts.
Trust in the aftermath of genocide - Journal of Peace Research
Why secondary towns can be important for poverty reduction - WD
Inside Rwanda's Gacaca Courts - University of Wisconsin Press
What's on a Peasant's Mind? - Journal of Eastern African Studies
Genocide, Risk and Resilience - Palgrave
Peasants, Power and Ethnicity - African Affairs
Do We Understand Life After Genocide? - African Studies Review
From Model to Practice - Critique of Anthropology
"Does the Truth Pass Across the Fire?" - Journal of Modern African Studies
Situating Social Imaginaries in Transitional Justice - IJTJ
Recent & Upcoming Talks
8 December 2018: Trust in the Aftermath of Mass Violence. Insights from Rwandan and Burundian Life Histories, NIOD Amsterdam
5 December 2018: Peacebuilding (response to keynote lecture by Oliver Richmond), University of Antwerp
5 July 2018: War, Peace and Perceived Political Representation: An Analysis of Popular Political Thinking in Burundi (1993-2015), University of Antwerp
12 June 2018: Inside Rwanda's Gacaca Courts: Seeking Justice After Genocide, University of Amsterdam
1-3 December 2017: 'Radio and Rwandan Rebels in the DRC', Carleton University, Ottawa,
23 March 2017: 'Political Representation & Gender in Burundi', Université Libre de Bruxelles
6 March 2017: 'Inside Rwanda's Gacaca Courts' - CREAC - Brussels
2 March 2017: 'Inside Rwanda's Gacaca Courts' - University of Edingburgh
Democracy, Development, Elections
New York Times – Knack - Kanaal Z – Terzake – De Standaard – La Liberté
Klara - African Arguments
Transitional Justice - Memory
Al Jazeera Magazine - E-international Relations - New Books Network - Karakter
Migration - Mobility
World Bank Blogs