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Gender Violence, Gender Security, Culture and Law in Liberia and Rwanda: A Framework for Historical and Anthropological Research and Analysis

Posted On April 26, 2016
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PI and Contact Person: Jennie E. Burnet (jburnet@gsu.edu). Co-PI: Sharon Abramowitz, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida

This project studies the persistent and widespread problem of gender-based violence through comparative study of two post-conflict African countries, Liberia and Rwanda. This project integrates the study of conflict and post‐conflict related gender-based violence with the study… more »

Coping with Conflict and Mass Violence: Memory, Trauma, and Recovery

Posted On April 26, 2016
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PI and Contact Person: Jennie E. Burnet (jburnet@gsu.edu).

This project explores the problems of survivorship and the long-term cultural, social, and psychological consequences of conflict and mass violence. This line of research has produced an award-winning book entitled, Genocide Lives in Us: Women, Memory, and Silence in Rwanda, (2012, University of Wisconsin Press). Based… more »

Gender and Political Settlement: Inclusion and Policy Influence in Developing Countries

Posted On April 26, 2016
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PI, Rwanda Case, and Contact Person: Jennie E. Burnet (jburnet@gsu.edu).

PI: Sohela Nazneen, BRAC Development Institute (BDI), Bangladesh

This project investigates the relationship between women’s inclusion in politics and their ability to deliver gender-inclusive development, shaped by the character and dynamics of political settlement as well as ideas and discourses on women’s political entitlements… more »

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors in Rescuer Behavior: Examining Rescuer Behavior During the Rwandan Genocide

Posted On April 26, 2016
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PI and Contact Person: Jennie E. Burnet (jburnet@gsu.edu).

Funded by the National Science Foundation, this project examines rescuer behavior, community-level resistance to violence, and rescuer motivation during the 1994 genocide of Tutsis in Rwanda. The study’s central question is: how and why do some people put themselves at great risk of harm to rescue… more »