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Larissa Mukundwa

Graduate Student

Department of Anthropology

Contact

Building & Room:

BSB 2102

Address:

1007 W. Harrison Street, M/S 027, Chicago, IL. 60607

About

Political Anthropology and Ethno History

Region(s) Rwanda and Chicago

My research interests: genocide, conflict politics, democratic politics, African governance, development, and urban politics

Committee Chair: Anna Roosevelt

Education

B.A in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

M.A. in Comparative Politics from the University of Illinois at Chicago
Thesis: “Comparative Analysis of Post-Conflict Development in Rwanda, Angola, and South Africa”

Selected Presentations

Genocide Research Symposium: Human Rights and Genocide in Africa and the Diaspora, Northeastern Illinois University, November 1st, 2016, Chicago, IL.

AfriSem Conference: Re-Africa : Archives, Knowledges and Approaches, Northwestern University, April 14th-15th, 2017, Evanston, IL.

WESIPS Conference: Warfare, Environment, Social Inequality and Peace Studies, The Center for Cross-Cultural Study, May 25th-27th, 2017, Seville, Spain.

WESIPS Conference; Warfare, Environment, Social Inequality and Peace Studies, The Center for Cross-Cultural Study, May 23rd-25th, 2019, Seville, Spain.

Research Currently in Progress

My current research is on the democratic parties and politicians that emerged in Rwanda right before the genocide due to a constitutional change which allowed for multi-party rule in 1990.  I am also working on an oral history project for the Chicago Daley Political Archive Collections. This collection houses the oral histories of multiple significant national and local political figures such as Barack Obama, David Axelrod, Arne Duncan, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, and Valerie Jarrett etc.