"THE TRUTH PASSES ACROSS FIRE WITHOUT BURNING" (Rwandan & Burundian Proverb)
Trust in the aftermath of genocide:
Insights from Rwandan life histories
Journal of Peace Research
Rural youth’s capacity to aspire:
What role for local government actions?
Journal of Human Development & Capabilities
The missing link in hybrid peacebuilding:
Localized peace trajectories and endogenous knowledge
A Requiem For Peacebuilding?
‘When ethnicity beats gender:
Quotas and political representation in Rwanda and Burundi
Development and Change
as cultural brokerage:
How refugee leaders mediate disputes in Uganda’s refugee settlements
Journal of Refugee Studies
Assembling styles of truth in Rwanda’s gacaca process
Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Why secondary towns can be important for poverty reduction.
A migrant perspective
Bert Ingelaere is assistant professor at the Institute of Development Policy (IOB), University of Antwerp (UA).
His research focuses on the legacy of mass violence and (forced) migration. 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 Growth Center, 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 World Development, Journal of Peace Research, Development & Change, Journal of Refugee Studies, Journal of East African Studies, 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.
Democracy, Development, Elections
RFI - New York Times – Knack - Kanaal Z – Terzake – De Standaard – La Liberté
Genocide - Mass Violence & Aftermath
De Morgen - De Standaard - Argos - BBCWorldService - The Conversation - African Arguments - Klara - African Arguments
Transitional Justice - Memory
De Morgen - Al Jazeera Magazine - E-international Relations - New Books Network - Karakter
(Forced) Migration - Mobility
The Conversation - World Bank Blogs
Conflict resolution as cultural brokerage - Journal of Refugee Studies
When ethnicity beats gender - Development and Change
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
1 April 2021: How trust returned to Rwanda. For most but not all. Africa Programme. Egmont Institute, Brussels.
3 December 2020: How To Understand Ex-Combatants’ Political Participation Against the Background of Rebel-To-Party Transformations? A Multi-Level Framework to Explore the Dynamics of Identification, Self-Understanding and Belonging, Politics after War Research Network. Online.
3 February 2020: War, Peace and Political Representation: an analysis of popular political thinking in Burundi (1993-2015), UK, Cambridge, Cambridge University CAS Public Seminar Lent 2020 – Contestation and Accountability in Africa: Imaginary, Ideas and Practices
18 November 2019: Inside Rwanda’s gacaca courts: seeking justice after genocide. Spain, Madrid, Lecture Series “Empirical Dialogues in Human Rights” – Universidad Carlos III.
9 May 2019: Inside Rwanda’s gacaca courts: seeking justice after genocide. The Hague, Africa Study Centre, ‘The Rwandan Genocide: 25 years later’
4 April 2019: “25 jaar later, is verzoening mogelijk?”, Belgium, Leuven, KULeuven, ’25 Jaar Rwandese Genocide: Een Herdenking en Toekomstperspectieven’, Centrum voor Politicologie en Leuvense Internationale en Europese Studies
20-22 march 2019: Bilan et analyse des procès gacaca qui ont eu lieu au Rwanda de 2001 à 2012, France, Paris, CRASH & FMSH, “Extreme Violence Investigating, Rescuing, Judging. Syria, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo.
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