I have collaborated on numerous projects in and about Northern Uganda as academic, artist, activist, and lecturer since 2004. I am currently continuing work in the area as an Assistant Professor in the department of Anthropology at The University of Manitoba. I am interested in how individuals and groups remake social relations during and after conflict and upheaval, particularly recognising the role of indigenous knowledge, land tenure and land rights generally within these processes. Looking to communities themselves as my primary guides and teachers, I strive to be useful to my hosts and collaborators.
I am also curious about the role of museums and the arts to public memory, particularly with regards to their contributions to how we understand and deal with violence.
Beginning a new position in Summer 2019 at the University of Manitoba, I look forward to interacting with students creatively and critically to thoughtfully engage with diverse contemporary issues.