2012 Historical Justice and Memory Conference bios – 10-02-2012
Mammad Aidani is an interdisciplinary scholar specialising in phenomenology and hermeneutics philosophy, cultural theory and narrative psychology. He is based in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne.
Asvi Warman Adam
Asvi Warman Adam is Research Professor at the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI). He studied and taught in Paris between 1984 and 1990. Since 1993 he has held various positions at LIPI, including Deputy Director of the Program of Southeast Asian Studies. In 2003 he was appointed to the team established by the Indonesian Commission for Human Rights (Komnas HAM) to investigate human rights violations by former President Soeharto.
He has a strong interest in history and memory, particularly in Indonesia’s understanding of its own history and how this is presented in both official discourses and also through mechanisms such as the education system. He has published several books, including: Pelurusan Sejarah Indonesia (Ombak, 2004); Suharto: Sisi Gelap Sejarah Indonesia (Ombak, 2004); Menggugat Historiografi Indonesia (with Bambang Purwanto, Ombak, 2005); Seabad Kontroversi Sejarah (Ombak, 2007); Membedah Tokoh Sejarah (Hidup atau Mati) (Ombak, 2009); Membongkar Manipulasi Sejarah, (Penerbit Buku Kompas, 2009); Biografi Sarwono Prawirohardjo (LIPI Press, 2009); 1965: Orang-Orang di Balik Tragedi (Galangpress, 2009); Menguak Misteri Sejarah (Penerbit Buku Kompas, 2010); and Sukarno Dibunuh Tiga Kali (Penerbit buku Kompas, 2010).
Abena Ampofoa Asare
Abena Ampofoa Asare received her PhD from New York University in 2011, and is currently Assistant Professor of Global History at Wagner College in Staten Island, New York. She is particularly interested in international human rights, African truth and reconciliation commissions and nationalism. Her current book project, entitled ‘A Survivors’ History of Ghana: Rights, Reconciliation and Revision in Post-Independence Africa’, focuses on Ghana’s National Reconciliation Commission. Abena is committed to interdisciplinary approaches and regularly publishes in policy-focused publications, including Pambazuka News and Foreign Policy in Focus, as well as in academic journals.
^ Rebecca Atencio is Assistant Professor of Brazilian Literature at Tulane University. Her research examines the various ways that literary, cultural, and artistic production respond to and inform official transitional justice projects in contemporary Brazil. She is currently completing a book manuscript entitled ‘Nunca Mais: Literature and Transitional Justice in Postdictatorship Brazil’. Recent publications include ‘A Prime Time to Remember: Memory Merchandising in Globo's Ano Rebeldes’ (in Accounting for Violence: The Memory Market in Latin America, edited by Ksenija Bilbija and Leigh A. Payne, Duke University Press, 2011) and ‘Art and Transitional Justice’ (co-written with Nancy Gates-Madsen, in The Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice, edited by Lavinia Stan and Nadya Nedelsky, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press).
^ Onur Bakiner is an Assistant Professor in the School of International Studies at Simon Fraser University. He completed his doctoral dissertation, entitled ‘Coming to Terms with the Past: Power, Memory and Legitimacy in Truth Commissions’ in the Department of Political Science at Yale University in May 2011 with distinction. His research and teaching interests include memory politics, transitional justice, Latin American politics, and normative political theory. His article, ‘From Denial to Reluctant Dialogue: the Chilean Military’s Confrontation with Human Rights (1990-2006)’, was published in the International Journal of Transitional Justice in 2010.
^ Jennifer Balint is Director of the Socio-Legal Studies Program in the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, and is a Chief Investigator on the Minutes of Evidence project. Her research is in the area of state crime and genocide, and post-conflict reconciliation and reconstruction. Her recent book, Genocide, State Crime, and the Law: In the Name of the State, that explores the use and role of law in the perpetration, redress and prevention of mass harm by the state, is published by GlassHouse (2012).
^ Andrew Beattie is Senior Lecturer in German and European Studies at the University of New South Wales. He holds a PhD in History from the University of Sydney and has held research fellowships in Florence, Constance and Potsdam. His publications on transitional justice and memory in Germany include: Playing Politics with History: The Bundestag Inquiries into East Germany (Berghahn, 2008); ‘The Victims of Totalitarianism and the Centrality of Nazi Genocide: Continuity and Change in German Commemorative Politics’, in: Germans as Victims: Contemporary Germany and the Third Reich, edited by Bill Niven (Palgrave, 2006); ‘An Evolutionary Process: Contributions of the Bundestag’s Inquiries into East Germany to an Understanding of the Role of Truth Commissions’, International Journal of Transitional Justice 3:2 (2009); ‘The Fight in the Prison Car Park: Memorializing Germany’s “Double Past” in Torgau since 1990’, in: Memorialization in Germany since 1945, edited by Bill Niven & Chloe Paver (Palgrave, 2010); ‘The Politics of Remembering the GDR: Official and State-Mandated Memory Since 1990’, in: Remembering the German Democratic Republic: Divided Memory in a United Germany, edited by David Clarke & Ute Wölfel (Palgrave, 2011). He is currently working on an Australian Research Council-funded Discovery Project on German responses to and memories of the internment of German civilians in occupied Germany in the wake of the Second World War.
^ Mariëtte Berndsen is a Lecturer in Psychology at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia. In 1997 she earned her PhD in psychology from the University of Amsterdam. Her research interests include emotions, intra- and intergroup relations, and social action.
^ Tony Birch has taught in the University of Melbourne’s creative writing program for ten years. Prior to this he taught in the History Department at the same university. He has a PhD in history from the Department of History, University of Melbourne, and an MA in Creative Writing, also from the University of Melbourne. His teaching and research interests are in the genres of short fiction and creative nonfiction. He also works on occasion as a curator with artists and photographers. Additionally, he works with local community groups and schools in the areas of creative writing and history. Major publications include: Blood (University of Queensland Press, 2011); Father's Day (Hunter Publications, October 2009); Shadowboxing (Scribe Publications, 2006); Reversing the Negative: A Portrait of Aboriginal Victoria (in collaboration with photographer Ricky Maynard, Green Poles Design, 2000).
^ Philippa Brear is Director of the Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) at RMIT University. Her interests include PR strategy and rhetoric, and non-fiction writing. Before joining RMIT, Philippa worked in professional communication in Australia and London, and was among the early communication practitioners to specialise in the legal sector. For her Master of Arts, Philippa wrote about the experiences of sufferers of asbestos-related disease. She reflected on this process in the RMIT writers' exhibition, Writing Naked. Among her current projects, Philippa is collaborating with researchers from Monash and Murdoch Universities on the Australian Asbestos Network project.
^ Linda Briskman was recently appointed as Professor of Human Rights at the Swinburne Institute for Social Research. This follows five years as Director of the Centre for Human Rights Education at Curtin University. Her major research interests are asylum seeker and Indigenous rights and she has published widely in both areas. Her books include the co-edited Human Rights Overboard: Seeking asylum in Australia (Scribe, 2008), which won the Australian Human Rights Commission award for literature in 2008 and Social Work with Indigenous Communities (Federation Press, 2007). Professor Briskman is a regular media commentator on asylum seeker issues, particular critiques of immigration detention arising from fieldwork in remote detention settings. Her work is increasingly extending into international domains, including explorations of asylum seeker detention, Islamophobia and border security.
^ Giselle Byrnes is Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Law, Education, Business and Arts at Charles Darwin University, and based in Darwin. She was previously Professor of History and Pro Vice-Chancellor Postgraduate at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand.
Giselle has published extensively on aspects of settler-indigenous histories, New Zealand colonial history, public history and postcolonial histories. Her most recent books include ^ (Oxford University Press, 2009) of which she was Editor, and The Waitangi Tribunal and New Zealand History (Oxford University Press, 2004). Giselle is currently writing a history of apology in transnational contexts.
Michaela Callaghan is a PhD candidate with the Institute for Social Research at Swinburne University of Technology. She worked as a dancer, dance teacher and choreographer for many years before completing a combined honours degree in History and Spanish in 2007. Michaela has lectured in Spanish at LaTrobe University. She is currently investigating embodied forms of memory through dance and fiesta. Her PhD project examines the ways in which dance is used as means of remembering and forgetting in the Peruvian Andes. Her article ‘La Memoría de la Danza’ appeared in ‘RIMARISUN’ del Movimiento Ciudadano por los Derechos Humanos Ayacucho.
Judith Lütge Coullie
Judith Lütge Coullie is Professor of English at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Publications include a collection of South African women’s life writing, ^ (Wits University Press, 2004), a co-edited collection of essays on Breyten Breytenbach, a CD on Roy Campbell, and interviews on southern African auto/biography, Selves in Question (University of Hawai’i Press, 2006). She has edited Remembering Roy Campbell, the memoirs of the poet’s daughters, which was launched in 2011. She is currently co-editing a volume of critical essays on Antjie Krog and is writing a book on the ethics of memory in post-apartheid life writing.
^ Graham Dawson is a Reader in Cultural History. His first degree was in English with Cultural and Community Studies from the University of Sussex. He studied as a postgraduate at the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, University of Birmingham, where he worked as a member of the Popular Memory Group from 1979 to 1986 and was awarded a doctorate in 1991. Dawson's first book, Soldier Heroes: British Adventure, Empire and the Imagining of Masculinities (Routledge, 1994) has been acclaimed internationally as challenging, innovative, original, magisterial and essential reading. It is being actively used and cited by researchers in diverse fields of study in, inter alia, Britain, Ireland, North America, Australia, France, Germany, Southeast Asia and South Africa. Since 1995 the main focus of his research has been on questions of cultural memory, violence and conflict resolution in the Irish Troubles and the peace process. This has resulted in numerous articles and a second monograph, Making Peace with the Past? Memory, Trauma and the Irish Troubles, published by Manchester University Press in 2007. He has also participated in national and international networks involved in the study of memory, co-editing three books – on the politics of war memory and commemoration, on trauma, and on contested spaces and the representation of conflicted pasts – and contributing to others. Alongside continuing work on the Irish peace process and legacies of the Troubles in Ireland and Britain, his current interests lie in the cultural dimensions of dealing with the past within conflict resolution processes, involving questions of memory, imaginative geography, social justice, and human rights.
^ Jason A. Edwards is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Bridgewater State University. He is the author of two books and over two dozen articles and book chapters. Over the past few years he has published and is currently researching several case studies of political leaders’ attempts at apologizing for historical injustices.
^ Kerreen Ely-Harper is a theatre director and filmmaker. A graduate of the School of Performing Arts (Actor), and School of Film and Television at the Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne University, she is currently a PhD candidate at Macquarie University. Her research focus is the creative re-construction of family biography, the connections between individual and social memory, and lost history on film. She has directed the successful documentary In Her Own Words, on women and disability discrimination (commissioned by the Disability Discrimination Law Advisory Service), which won an ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media) award for best education resource, as well as many short independent films. Kerreen directed and co-wrote (with Sarah Cathcart) the theatre production of Cargo: The True Story of Mary Bryant (Malthouse Theatre). She is currently in post-production for the documentary Even Girls Play Footy (Film Victoria, Screen Australia, Victorian Law Foundation), which tells the story of Penny Cula-Reid and two other Melbourne teenage girls who were banned from playing Australian Rules football in mixed competition, under the AFL’s former Female Participation Regulation Rule. Kerreen is particularly interested in the interrelationship between personal memory and social narratives, and in documentary film as a form of historical evidence.
^ Julie Evans is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, and is lead Chief Investigator on the Minutes of Evidence project. Julie’s research interests coalesce around the intersections between law, history, race and colonialism. Her work is interdisciplinary (law, history, criminology) and comparative (19th century British colonies / ‘post-colonial’ settler states), and draws on a range of critical theoretical frameworks. Her book Sovereignty: Frontiers of Possibility, co-edited with Ann Genovese, Alexander Reilly and Patrick Wolfe, will appear with University of Hawai’i Press in 2012.
^ Laura Evans has recently completed a PhD in the Department of History at the University of Sheffield. Entitled ‘The Makings and Meanings of Homeland Spaces: a social history of resettlement in the Ciskei, South Africa, c.1960- 1976’ (2010), the thesis explores the differentiated meanings of resettlement in this Bantustan. Employing oral histories and archival material, it cast particular attention to the roles of class, gender, and generation in shaping the experiences of people who were resettled from various places to remote townships in this poverty-stricken labour reserve. As a post-doctoral fellow at PLAAS, Laura is working to publish material from the thesis, as well as beginning new research on agrarian change and non-agrarian livelihoods in another part of South Africa’s Eastern Cape. Her research interests include the history of African decolonisation, new histories of South Africa’s homelands, gender and agrarian change in southern Africa.
^ Martin Fisher was born in Budapest, Hungary but grew up in Toronto, Canada and Wellington, New Zealand. He completed his BA (History) at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, and his MA (History) at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. The focus of his MA thesis was a study of the politics of race and voting rights for African-Americans in the United States during the 1876 and 2000 presidential elections. He has recently completed a PhD (History) at Victoria University of Wellington in residence at the Stout Centre for New Zealand Studies. His PhD thesis investigates the recent history of Waikato-Tainui and Ngai Tahu’s Treaty settlement negotiations with the New Zealand government and the Nisga’a First Nation’s Treaty settlement negotiations with the British Columbian provincial government and the Canadian federal government.
^ Charon Freebody is a PhD candidate at La Trobe University, researching Indigenous women’s films, and focusing on the work of Tracey Moffatt and Rachel Perkins.
Mia Fuller is a cultural anthropologist and Associate Professor of Italian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her past research combined fieldwork with archival materials to analyse the history of Italian colonialism in North and East Africa and the eastern Mediterranean, with particular respect to the politics of architecture and city planning. Her book on this topic, Moderns Abroad: Architecture, Cities, and Italian Imperialism (Routledge, 2007), won the 2008 International Planning History Society Book Prize. She is also the co-editor, with Ruth Ben-Ghiat, of Italian Colonialism (Palgrave, 2005).
Fuller’s current research is focused on three broad topics: the legacies of Italian colonialism in the former colonies and Italy itself; the continuing allegiance to Mussolini in Italy’s Pontine Marshes, an area that was settled in a large development scheme under fascism; and globally, the attachment many people still feel to dead or deposed dictators. She has published articles and book chapters on postcolonial Libya, organised a conference on Libyan historiography of Libya held at UC Berkeley in 2009, and most recently, participated in the conference, Access to Colonial Knowledge at Libya’s National Archives in 2010.
^ Dr Gillett is Senior Lecturer in Arts and Co-ordinator of Strategic Communication at La Trobe University (Bendigo Campus). She has published various articles on trauma in literature and film. Her recent publications include ‘From Song to Belonging: Music finds its place in Rachel Perkins “Radiance” and “One Night the Moon”’ (Metro), The Films of Jane Campion (ATOM, 2004), and ‘Mourning and the Trace of the Real in Pablo Neruda’s ‘Spain in Our Hearts’ (forthcoming). Sue has a background in interdisciplinary teaching and has developed a subject entitled 'Writing Songs of Protest'.
^ Ashely Greenwood’s previous research has been in collective, historical and personal narratives and the role they play in the construction of identity and 'culture'. This theoretical interest has been married with a secondary interest in the plight of refugees and displaced people. She has conducted field research with returned refugees in Guatemala and internally displaced people in Peru and is in the process of completing her PhD thesis.
^ Dr Gunstone is a Senior Lecturer in Australian Indigenous Studies in the School of Applied Media and Social Sciences (SAMSS) at Monash University. He is the Deputy Head and Director of Research at SAMSS. His main research interests are in the politics of Australian reconciliation and the contemporary and historical political relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Australia. He is also the founder and editor of the Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues.
^ Christiane Grieb is a researcher and doctoral student of German history at the University College London. She is a trained lawyer and historian (Dipl.Jur., LLB; BA, MA in History). She received her legal education with a major in criminal law and criminology at the University of Göttingen, Germany, and at the Irish Center for Human Rights, Galway. After some years of working in law and business, she went back to graduate school to pursue her passion for legal history. She started to establish herself as a legal historian with a specialisation in history related to war crimes and issues of human rights and transitional justice and works currently on her first book in that field. Besides volunteering for several scholarly journals, Christiane also collaborated with the Smithsonian Institution and scholars of Holocaust studies in the preparation of a book project on the commemoration of a (forced labour) Nazi concentration camp. The topic of her current project is the post-war experience of Nazi war crimes trials and the collective memory in relation to international politics of the early Cold War period.
^ Katja Hanke received her PhD in cross-cultural social psychology from the Centre for Applied Cross-Cultural Research at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in 2009. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences in Bremen, Germany. Her research interests focus on the applications of cross-cultural psychology in socio-historical, political and acculturation contexts and their impact on individuals and groups as well as their effects on adaptation, peace building and reconciliation processes. Together with Dr. Ronald Fischer she received the Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award 2010 of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). She was also the recipient of the Rae & Dr. Dan Landis Outstanding Dissertation Award's Honorable Mention for her dissertation awarded by the International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR). She is of German-Korean origin.
^ Martine Hawkes is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Swinburne Institute for Social Research at Swinburne University of Technology. She has worked in the refugee and humanitarian sector in Australia and Switzerland. Most recently, she was Researcher in Residence at the Prague Office of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe. (OSCE). She is currently conducting research in Scotland into the construction of memories and articulation of identities at sites of historical violence.
^ Moyra Hawthorn is Lecturer in the Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care, which is now part of the new Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS), and also works part-time for Falkirk Family Support Project, which provides residential short breaks for disabled children and support for them and their families. Her teaching focuses on communication with disabled children and young people, and the use of therapeutic activities such as art, music and play with children and young people. She is currently undertaking a PhD on the experiences of survivors of historic institutional abuse, and has been carrying out related research on historical abuse and processes of acknowledgement and accountability. She was a member of the Scottish Government Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Reference Group which was set up to take forward a national strategy, and she was on the Advisory Group of the Time to Be Heard Pilot Forum.
^ Vannessa Hearman is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne. Her thesis, ‘Dismantling the “Fortress”: East Java and the Long Transition to Suharto’s New Order Regime (1965-1968)’, is simultaneously a political history of a region and a biography of Indonesian activists, based on a range of interviews with former political prisoners. She has lectured in modern Southeast Asian history at the University of Melbourne and the Australian Catholic University. With Katharine McGregor, she is researching Indonesian transnational activism during the Sukarno years (1949-1966).
^ Professor Hornsey received his PhD from the University of Queensland in 1999. His primary research interest is in examining intragroup and intergroup relations in the context of identity threat. He has published over 70 papers examining topics such as intergroup apologies, conformity, collective action, group criticism, and the struggle between individual and group will. He is an associate editor of Group Processes & Intergroup Relations.
Rachel is Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Melbourne. Her research is focused in Cambodia, on questions of space, memory, law and geopolitics.
^ Dr Isakhan is Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) Research Fellow at the Centre for Citizenship and Globalization at Deakin University, Australia. Previously, Ben has been Research Fellow with the Centre for Dialogue at La Trobe University and Research Fellow for the Griffith Islamic Research Unit, part of the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies, Australia. Ben is the author of Democracy in Iraq: History, Politics and Discourse (Ashgate, 2012) and the co-editor of The Secret History of Democracy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), The Arab Revolutions in Context: Democracy and Civil Society in a Changing Middle East (Melbourne University Press, 2012) and The Edinburgh Companion to the History of Democracy (Edinburgh University Press, 2012). Ben’s DECRA project, starting in 2012, is entitled ‘Measuring the Destruction of Heritage and Spikes of Violence in Iraq’.
^ Kasaija Phillip Apuuli (DPhil, Sussex) is the winner of the 2009 Mary Kingsley/Zochonis Lecture Prize of the Royal African Society and African Studies Association of the United Kingdom; and was a 2010 British Academy Visiting Scholar at the African Studies Centre, University of Oxford. His most recent publications include: ‘The UN-Led Djibouti Peace Process for Somalia 2008–2009: Results and Problems’, Journal of Contemporary African Studies 28:3 (2010); Procedural Due Process in the Prosecution of Genocide Suspects: The Case of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), National Genocide Trials (NGTs) and Gacaca Courts in Rwanda (VDM, 2009), and ‘Peace over Justice: The Acholi Religious Leaders Peace Initiative (ARLPI) vs. the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Northern Uganda’, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism Journal 11:1 (2011).
^ Andrew Kendrick is Professor of Residential Child Care and Head of the School of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Strathclyde. He has been closely involved in the work of the Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care (SIRCC) which was established to support the development of high quality residential child care through training, consultancy and research. He has also been heavily involved in the development of a new Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS), of which SIRCC is now a part. His research has focused on children and young people in state care, and particularly those in residential child care. He has carried out studies on the outcomes of foster care and residential placements, the design of residential care homes for children, decision making in child care, the outcomes of secure accommodation and physical restraint in residential care. His current research focuses on historical abuse and processes of acknowledgement and accountability. He has also contributed to a number of national inquiries on children in care. He has published widely on his research and he edited Residential Child Care: Prospects and Challenges (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008).
Hun Joon Kim
Hun Joon Kim is a Research Fellow in the Griffith Asia Institute and Center for Governance and Public Policy at Griffith University. He received his PhD in 2008 for a dissertation entitled ‘Expansion of Transitional Justice Measures: A Comparative Analysis of its Causes’, which was the winner of the 2009 American Political Science Association (APSA) Best Dissertation Award (Human Rights Section). He is the author of several journal articles published in International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Human Rights, the International Journal of Transitional Justice and Global Governance.
^ Dr Lambourne is Senior Lecturer and Academic Coordinator at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney, and co-convenor of the Reconciliation and Transitional Justice Commission, International Peace Research Association. Her research on transitional justice, reconciliation and peacebuilding after mass violence has a regional focus on Africa and Asia/Pacific. Recent publications include chapters in Barria & Roper (eds), The Development of Institutions of Human Rights (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and Palmer, Granville & Clark (eds) Critical Perspectives in Transitional Justice (Intersentia, 2012), and articles in Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, International Journal of Transitional Justice, African Security Review and Global Change, Peace and Security.
Sondra Leftoff is an Associate Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, in New York. Her research focuses on indigenous justice and Navajo peacemaking. It includes research on the colonial history of criminal justice on the Navajo reservation and a contemporary study of the Navajo Nation Peacemaker Court.
^ Angela Michele Leonard, PhD is a tenured Professor of History at Loyola University in Maryland. Her publications include the following books: Political Poetry as Discourse (Lexington Books, 2010), Daniel J. Boorstin: A Comprehensive and Selectively Annotated Bibliography (Greenwood, 2000), and Antislavery Materials at Bowdoin College (Bowdoin College, 1991); chapters in Free at Last! Commemorating the Bicentennial of the Abolition of the British Slave Trade (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011), (Re)Figuring Human Enslavement: Images of Power, Violence and Resistance (University Press, 2009), Sites of Ethnicity: Europe and the Americas (Winter, 2004), and World Making (1996); articles in Journal of Eco-criticism, Cross Currents, Religion and Education, American Society of Environmental History News, American Journal of Semiotics, and Callaloo; entries in the Oxford Companion to Black British History, Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora, and the New Dictionary of National Biography; book reviews in Africa Today, Maryland Historical Review, North Carolina History Review, Journal of Southern History, BASA Newsletter, and American Studies International. Her research covers the African-Atlantic Diaspora, memory and monuments, the discourse of jazz and political poetry, critical race theory, and 19th century US and British journalism.
^ Giovanna Leone is Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology and Communication of Sapienza University of Rome. She served as psychologist and psychotherapist at the S.Spirito Hospital of Rome (1980-1994), where she co-founded the Unit for the Prevention of Psychological Disease. She is a full member of several national and international scientific associations, and Director of Generazioninsieme, an interdisciplinary centre of research on intergenerational relations. She teaches social psychology, psychology of communication, and political psychology. Her main research interests are in helping relations as power relations, collective memory of violence, and effects of intergenerational narratives on reconciliation.
^ James Ley writes about ancient philosophy of memory and historiography in the works of Plato, Aristotle and others. He approaches contemporary interdisciplinary scholarship about memory by way of the history of philosophy, looking at earlier moments when today’s issues were contested. His approach to the ethics of memory works from the foundation of Aristotle’s ‘virtue’ ethics. James teaches a philosophy outreach unit in NSW high schools for the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sydney.
^ Kerstin von Lingen is Researcher and Lecturer of History at Heidelberg University and works currently within the Cluster ‘Asia and Europe in a Global Perspective: Shifting asymmetries in Cultural Flows’ at the Graduate Programme. She studied history and Italian language at the Universities of Freiburg and Milan, and is the author of Kesselring’s Last Battle. War Crimes Trials and Cold War Politics, 1945-1960 (University of Kansas Press, 2009), and the editor of Kriegserfahrung und nationale Identität in Europa (Schoeningh, 2009). Her fields of research include studies in violence at war (focused on German military personnel), as well as war crime trials, legal questions, memory and reparation politics. She is currently working on a study of the politics of regret as ‘historical correctness’, focusing on national identity and memory politics of defeated nations and comparing the memory politics of former axis partners Germany, Italy and Japan (1995-2010).
^ James Hou-fu Liu is Professor of Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington and Deputy Director of its Centre for Applied Cross Cultural Research. His research focuses on a cross-cultural and political psychology of inter-group relations. He specialises in the study of social representations of history and the emergence of global consciousness. He was secretary general of the Asian Association of Social Psychology from 2003 to 2007, and treasurer from 1999 to 2003. Since 2008, he has been editor of the Asian Journal of Social Psychology. James has more than 120 academic publications. His co-authored publications have been awarded the Misumi Award as best paper in AJSP four times. He is a fellow of SPSSI (Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues) and the IAIR (International Academy of Intercultural Research). His edited volumes include New Zealand Identities: Departures and Destinations; Restorative Justice and Practices in New Zealand; Ages Ahead: Promoting Intergenerational relationships; and Progress in Asian Social Psychology, volumes 2 and 6. A naturalized citizen of two countries, he describes himself as a ‘Chinese-American-New Zealander’.
^ William Logan is Alfred Deakin Professor and the UNESCO Chair in Heritage and Urbanism at Deakin University, Melbourne, where he was director of the Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific (CHCAP) from 2001 to 2009. He is a past President of Australia ICOMOS and currently a Member of the Heritage Council of Victoria. His research and publications focus on global heritage issues such as the political and ideological uses of heritage and the links between cultural diversity, heritage and human rights, and on the cross-cultural and political complexities of Australia’s extraterritorial war heritage. Logan led CHCAP teams in thematic and methodological studies for the Australian Heritage Commission/Council on ‘Creating an Australian Democracy’ and ‘Australians at War’. He is co-general editor, with Dr Laurajane Smith, ANU, Canberra, of the ‘Key Issues in Cultural Heritage’ book series for Routledge, UK, and editorial board member of the International Journal of Heritage Studies and Historic Environment. He works closely with UNESCO and ICOMOS and has participated in monitoring and advisory missions to Bangladesh, China, Laos, Pakistan and Vietnam. He was an invited expert at the Consultative Meeting on Cultural Rights at the UN Human Rights Commission, Geneva, in February 2011 and gave the keynote presentation at the Our Common Dignity: Towards Rights-Based World Heritage Management workshop conducted by Norway ICOMOS, the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee in March 2011.
^ Amber Luckie is a Doctoral Candidate in Leadership at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. She has authored, and is currently conducting, extensive research on reconciliation efforts within the Northern Ireland peace process.
Katharine McGregor is a historian of Indonesia. Her research interests include Indonesian historiography, memories of violence, the Indonesian military, Islam and identity in Indonesia and historical links between Indonesia and the world. She teaches in the areas of Southeast Asian history and Asian thematic history at the University of Melbourne. Kate's first monograph, History in Uniform: Military Ideology and the Construction of Indonesia's Past, was published by Singapore University Press in conjunction with KITLV and the Asian Studies Association of Australia in 2007. Her paper is part of a larger Australian Research Council funded project, ‘Islam and the Politics of Memory in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia’.
^ Nesam McMillan is Lecturer in Global Criminology in the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, and Chief Investigator on the Minutes of Evidence project. Her research focuses on international crime, justice and responsibility and she is currently working on projects relating to the cultural meaning of the international response to the Rwandan genocide and the images and identities associated with international criminal justice.
^ Vera Mackie is Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Professor of Asian Studies in the Institute for Social Transformation Research in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Wollongong (Australia) where she is researching human rights in the Asia-Pacific region. Major publications include Creating Socialist Women in Japan: Gender, Labour and Activism, 1900–1937 (Cambridge UP, 1997; 2002); Feminism in Modern Japan: Citizenship, Embodiment and Sexuality (Cambridge UP, 2003); Gurôbaruka to Jendâ Hyôshô [Globalisation and Representations of Gender] (Ochanomizu Shobô, 2003); Human Rights and Gender Politics: Asia–Pacific Perspectives, co-edited with A. Hilsdon, M. Macintyre and M. Stivens, (Routledge, 2000; 2006) and co-edited special issues of journals including Asian Studies Review (‘Globalisation and Body Politics’, 2010); Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific (‘Gender, Governance and Security in Australia, Asia and the Pacific’, 2007; ‘Performing Globalisation’, 2010) and Portal: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies (‘The Space Between: Languages, Translations, Cultures’, 2009).
^ Gilad Margalit teaches modern German history in the History Department at the University of Haifa, Israel, and is Deputy Director of the Haifa Center for German & European Studies. His research interests focus on aspects of the German post-war process of coming to terms with the Nazi past (Vergangenheitsbewältigung). His current research topics include: the German expellees and the Allies at the beginning of the Cold War, German-Turkish intellectuals, and local and urban History. His book publications include: Guilt, Suffering and Memory. Germany Remembers Its Dead in World War II (University of Indiana Press, 2010); Guilt Suffering and Memory: On German Commemoration of the German Victims of WWII (University of Haifa Press, 2006), which was awarded the Bahat Prize for the best original book in 2005; and Germany and its Gypsies: A Post-Auschwitz Ordeal (University of Wisconsin Press, 2002), which had previously been published in German; and Memory and Amnesia. The Holocaust in Germany (co-edited with Yfaat Weiss, HaKibbutz HaMeuchad, 2005). Gilad Margalit has published many articles in Hebrew, German, English and French in refereed journals.
^ Sabine Marschall is currently employed as Associate Professor and Programme-Director of Cultural and Heritage Tourism at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. For the past 10 years, her research has focused on issues of commemoration and cultural heritage. Her latest book, Landscape of Memory: Commemorative Monuments, Memorials and Public Statuary in Post-Apartheid South Africa was published by Brill in 2010.
^ Dr Mason is a Lecturer in History at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. He holds degrees from the University of Oxford and the University of Queensland in History and International Relations. His research interest is in migrant populations and their engagement with democratic transition in their home countries, with a particular emphasis on Latino/a populations in the Asia-Pacific Region. He is the co-editor of Migration and Insecurity: Citizenship and Social Inclusion in a Transnational Era (Routledge, 2012), and Cultures in Refuge: Seeking Sanctuary in Modern Australia (Ashgate, 2011). His most recent publications investigate transnational social movements in local contexts, focusing particularly on the effect of political memories on Australia's Spanish-speaking migrant communities.
^ Dr Mayersen is the Program Leader for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities at the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, School of Political Science and International Studies, at the University of Queensland. Previously, she lectured in the School of Historical Studies at the University of Melbourne. An historian, her research interests are in the field of genocide studies and genocide prevention.
^ Craig McGarty is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Social Research Institute at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia. Before moving to Murdoch he was Head of the School of Psychology at the Australian National University. He is the author of Categorization in Social Psychology (SAGE, 1999) and an editor of The Message of Social Psychology (Blackwell, 1997) and Stereotypes as Explanation (CUP, 2002).
Inge Melchior is a PhD student in the department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the VU University Amsterdam. She is currently in the writing phase of her PhD (3rd year), after having returned from a fourteen-month fieldwork period in Estonia. Her research focuses on the social practice of collectively remembering WWII and the Soviet period among Estonians, both at a personal/familial and a political level. This project is a continuation of that for her MA thesis, which dealt with the meaning of a (contemporary) Soviet and an independence monument in Estonia. She did her research MA in Social and Cultural Science at Radboud University Nijmegen (cum laude) in 2008. Due to her interdisciplinary research masters and double bachelor degree, Inge combines qualitative research skills derived from her Cultural Anthropology background and with quantitative methodology skills gained as part of her education in sociology. She published the article ‘Voicing past and present uncertainties: The relocation of a Soviet World War II memorial and the politics of memory in Estonia’ in Focaal: European Journal for Anthropology, contributed to another journal and an edited book, and has presented conference papers on collective memory and the issue of justice in Estonia.
^ Keri Mills is in the final stages of her PhD candidature in the Resource Management in Asia-Pacific Program at the Australian National University.
Carmela Murdocca is Associate Professor of Sociology, Socio-Legal Studies and Social and Political Thought at York University, Toronto. She has been a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Culture at Columbia University. Her research focuses on colonial, racial and gendered processes in the context of practices of reparative justice. Her work has appeared in Law and Social Inquiry, Social and Legal Studies, and the Canadian Journal of Law and Society. A book, which will be titled ‘To Right Historical Wrongs: National Responsibility, Sentencing and the Production of Difference’ is forthcoming.
Giordano Nanni is a historian and writer whose work spans several genres and media, from print and theatre to the internet, engaging contemporary audiences on topics such as history, colonialism and social justice. He is currently working on the Minutes of Evidence Project together with the University of Melbourne, ILBIJERRI Theatre and La Mama Theatre, through which he devised and co-wrote the play, Coranderrk - We Will Show the Country, a work of verbatim-theatre that brings back to life the voices of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people who testified in the 1881 Coranderrk Inquiry. Premiering at the Courthouse Theatre in 2011, Coranderrk was performed at the City of Melbourne's inaugural Indigenous Arts Festival in February 2012.
^ Benno Nietzel is a research assistant at the University of Bochum, Germany. He received his MA in History in 2005 from Humboldt University Berlin and his PhD in 2010 from Bochum University. His PhD deals with the history of Jewish entrepreneurs from Frankfurt am Main, 1924-1964. His research interests include German-Jewish history, the history of National Socialism, redress for historical injustice, and transitional justice. Recent publications include: ‘Business Finished? Transnationale Wiedergutmachung historischen Unrechts’ in Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaft 57 (2009); ‘Neuere Literatur zur Wiedergutmachung von NS-Unrecht’ in Neue Politische Literatur 56 (2011); and Handeln und Überleben. Jüdische Unternehmer aus Frankfurt am Main 1924-1964 (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2012).
^ Annie Pohlman is the Program Leader for Southeast Asia at the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, University of Queensland. Her background is in Indonesian and Southeast Asian studies and she has lived in Indonesia for a number of years. Annie recently finished writing her PhD thesis, entitled Ashes in My Mouth: Women, Testimony and Violence during the 1965-1966 Massacres in Indonesia in which she examined mainly torture and sexualised forms of violence perpetrated against women victims of the massacres. She has lectured in a wide range of areas within the University of Queensland, including comparative genocide studies, Indonesian history, Southeast Asian history and politics, as well as Indonesian language and cultural studies. Her research and publication areas include Southeast Asian studies, genocide studies, torture, gendered experiences of violence, trauma and narrative, and Indonesian cultural history.
^ Catherine Philpot conducts research into the psychological processes, both individual and group, that contribute to the development of peace after conflict. Her research has focused on the effect of apologies between groups; the identification of factors that can predict forgiveness after intergroup conflict; and on factors that can promote psychological wellbeing for refugees and other individuals that have experienced intergroup conflict. Publications include articles in the European Journal of Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Personality and Social Psychology Compass, as well as books and book chapters. Catherine has held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Queensland since 2009.
^ Peter Read is an Australian Research Council Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of History, University of Sydney. His interests centre on state violence in Australia and Latin America, and studies in trauma and national reconciliation. He is currently writing and researching a history of Aboriginal Sydney: historyofaboriginalsydney.edu.au
^ Russell Rodrigo is an architect and Lecturer with the Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales with an interest in the architecture and philosophy of memory and place. He has designed a number of memorial projects, including the NSW Police Memorial and the Gay and Lesbian Memorial in Sydney, and has recently completed a research-through-design PhD in memorial architecture.
^ Erik Ropers is a PhD candidate in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne. His research focuses on postwar Japanese historiographies of wartime Japan and issues of historical representation in Japanese visual and written discourse.
^ Stef Scagliola is a military historian and holds a PhD in Contemporary History from the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her dissertation, Burden of War, Coming to terms with Dutch War Crimes in Indonesia, was published in 2002. She was the coordinator of an oral history project at the Netherlands Institute for Veterans which involved collecting, describing and archiving 1,000 interviews from among a representative sample of Dutch veterans (http://interview.veteraneninstituut.nl/search). As this was the first large-scale digital interview collection in the Netherlands she became involved in several ICT-projects related to the development of E-humanities. As a researcher at the Erasmus Studio for e-research this will be her field of study. Areas of interest are the methodology of generating oral history archives, the ways societies come to terms with a violent past, military sociology and the democratisation of history. Together with Harry van der Berg and Fred Wester, she has edited the digital and multidisciplinary publication www.watveteranenvertellen.nl in 2010. She has published in the European Review of History, De Nieuwste Tijd, and Icodo-info: tijdschrift over gevolgen van oorlog en geweld.
Wolfram von Scheliha
Wolfram von Scheliha is Senior Research Fellow at the Global and European Studies Institute at Leipzig University and Senior Research Fellow at the Leipzig Centre for the History and Culture of East Central Europe. He received his degrees of MA (1993) and PhD (2003) from the Free University of Berlin. He contributed to the museum ‘Soviet Special Camp no. 7/no. 1 in Sachsenhausen’ and to the exhibition ‘Commemorating Stalingrad. The Battle of Stalingrad in Russian and German Memory’. He has written several articles on the culture of memory in Russia and in Germany.
^ Nina Schneider works in the Department for European and Extra-European History at the FernUniversität Hagen, Germany. She is a grantholder of the Arts and Humanities Research Council and has recently finished her PhD at the University of Essex, United Kingdom. Her research interests include authoritarian regimes and democratisation processes (particularly Brazil and the Southern Cone), human rights, propaganda, the relation between film and History, along with oral history. Recent peer-reviewed publications include ‘Breaking the “Silence” of the Military Regime: New Politics of Memory in Brazil?’, Bulletin of Latin American Studies, 30:2 (2011); ‘The Supreme Court’s recent Verdict on the Amnesty Law: Impunity in Post-authoritarian Brazil’, European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 90 (2011); and ‘Critical Reflections on Film as a Historical Source: A case study of the military regime in Brazil’, Scope: An Online Journal of Film Studies 17 (2010).
^ Ben Silverstein is a PhD candidate at La Trobe University. He has published articles on native title and on settler and Indigenous sovereignties, and is currently working on a study of the influence of indirect rule in the government of Indigenous people in Australia in the twentieth century.
^ Jill Stockwell is a PhD candidate with the Swinburne Institute for Social Research at Swinburne University and is involved in the Institute’s project, Social Memory and Historical Justice: How Democratic Societies Remember and Forget the Victimisation of Minorities in the Past. In the latter half of 2009, she returned from a twelve-month stay in Argentina where she researched emotional and affective dimensions to women’s memories of trauma and issues of historical justice. She is due to complete her PhD in May 2012.
^ Tomoko Sugiyama is an Associate Professor of International Relations, Department of Policy Studies, Aichi Gakuin University, Japan. Her research interests are: transitional justice, collective memory building and transnational networks, particularly in Latin America. Currently Professor Sugiyama is conducting research on activities of human rights NGOs and collective memory building projects at the local level in Argentina. In particular her research focuses on historical process of building memory museum and memorials and their impact on civil society.
In addition to teaching international relations and politics at Aichi Gakuin University, Professor Sugiyama is a lecturer on Japanese politics and public administration to technical trainees at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). She was a program committee member of the United Nations University Global Seminar Shonan Session, 2005-2010.
Her research fields include international relations theories, peace studies and comparative politics. Her recent books and articles include ^ (Hokuju Press, 2007); ‘Analytical Level and Analytical Approach’, ‘Liberalism’ in International Relations Theories (Keiso Shobo, 2006), and, with Yoshida and Yokoyama, Design for New Public Space: Building Partnership among NPO, Corporation, University, and Local Government (Tokai University Press, 2006). She received a PhD in Political Science from Columbia University of New York in 2003.
^ Lisette Schouten is a PhD candidate at the Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies at Heidelberg University where she is working on her PhD project, ‘War Crime Trials in Indonesia (1945-1955) and their Impact on Decolonisation and Transnational Legal Debates’. She holds a Masters in History from Leiden University where she participated in the MA Europaeum Programme in European History and Civilisation (Leiden, Paris, Oxford). Her thesis was entitled ‘Humanitarian Internationalism. Contextualizing the Dutch Movement against the Traffic in Women and Children during the Interwar Period’.
^ Janna Thompson is Professor in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe University. Her main area of research is in ethics and political philosophy. She has written books and articles on global justice, historical responsibility and intergenerational justice. She teaches subjects on human rights, environmentalism and war and peace.
^ Professor Törnquist-Plewa is Director of the Centre for European Studies at Lund University and Director of the European Studies Programmes at the Centre for Languages and Literature. She is: spokesperson for Lund University in the International Research Training Group ‘Baltic Borderlands’ organised in cooperation between universities in Lund, Greifswald and Tartu; leader of the Nordic Network in Memory Studies; editor of the series Slavica Lundensia, CFE Conference Papers Series and CFE Working Papers; and member of the editorial board for the journal Baltic Worlds. Since 2007 she has been a member of the steering committee for the Norwegian Research Council’s research program, ‘Europe in Transition’.
^ John Whittier Treat is Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale University and chair of Yale’s LGBT Studies program. He is the author of Writing Ground Zero: Japanese Literature and the Atomic Bomb (Chicago UP, 1995), ‘The Enola Gay on Display: Hiroshima and American Memory’ in positions (1997), and the forthcoming ‘Yi Kwang-su and the Moral Subject Under Japanese Rule’ in Journal of Asian Studies. He is currently at work on a book on the collaboration of the Korean intelligentsia with the Japanese Empire.
^ W.L. (Willie) van der Merwe holds the chair in philosophy of religion at the VU University Amsterdam, where he is head of the Department of Philosophy of Religion and Comparative Study of Religions and Director of ACCORD (Amsterdam Centre for the Study of Cultural and Religious Diversity). He received his PhD from the University of Stellenbosch (1990), where he was Professor in Philosophy from 1998 to 2008. His publications cover topics ranging from philosophy of language and hermeneutics to philosophy of religion, African philosophy and multiculturalism. Recent publications, co-edited by him, are Culture and Transcendence (Peeters, 2012) and Looking Beyond: Shifting Views of Transcendence in Philosophy, Theology, the Arts and Politics (Rodopi, 2012).
^ Georgi Verbeeck joined the History Department in Maastricht in 1998. He holds a BA in History (1981), a BA in Philosophy (1982), and a MA in History (1983) from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). In 1991 he obtained his PhD in History from the same institution with a doctoral thesis entitled Geschiedschrijving en politieke cultuur. De weg naar het fascisme in de DDR-geschiedschrijving (Acco, 1992). Verbeeck held visiting scholarships at the Institut für europäische Geschichte in Mainz (1988), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1989), and the University of Pretoria (2006). He was visiting lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch (1996). Verbeeck has been a member of various editorial boards, such as for Bijdragen tot de Eigentijdse Geschiedenis (Brussels, 1996-2002), Nieuwste Tijd (Amsterdam, 2000-2006), Historia. Journal of the Historical Association of South Africa (Pretoria, 2004-present), and Journal of Humanities (Pretoria, 2006-present). Since 2007, he has combined his position in Maastricht with a part-time professorship of German history at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
^ Zala Volčič is a Senior Lecturer at the School for Journalism and Communication at the University of Queensland. For the past several years, Zala has been teaching and publishing in the areas of media, development, social change, memories, dependency, nationalism, and identity. She is interested in the cultural consequences of nationalism, capitalism, and globalisation, with a particular emphasis on international communication and media identities. In addition to working on her current manuscript, which deals with the role of the media in the construction of national identities in the Balkans, she writes about media commercialisation, public television, social movements, and media education.
^ Robert Vosloo is Associate Professor in Church History at the Faculty of Theology at Stellenbosch University, South Africa where he also serves as Head of the Department of Systematic Theology and Church History. He has a research interest in South African church history (with a special focus on the church struggle against apartheid), as well as in methodological questions dealing with memory, history, hospitality and forgiveness. He has published several articles on these themes (often using philosophers such as Paul Ricoeur and Jacques Derrida as conversation partners). His teaching responsibilities include courses on historiography and South Africa church history, and on nineteenth and twentieth century church and theological history.
^ Kshitija Wason is Assistant Professor at the Alliance School of Business in the area of Organizational Leadership & Strategy. She trained in psychology at Delhi University and IIT-Delhi. She has worked in the areas of social cognition, collective participation, intergroup relations, social identity and organizational justice. Her doctoral work at IIT Delhi was in the area of organizational conflicts.
^ Dr Winter is a Lecturer in Political Studies and Postgraduate Adviser with the Faculty of Arts, Department of Political Studies at the University of Auckland. His research interests include: normative political theory, political philosophy, justice, historical justice, identity politics, and history of political thought. He is currently writing a monograph entitled ‘State Wrongdoing and its Redress: A Theory’ under contract with Palgrave Macmillan.
Associate Professor Witcomb is Director of the Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific at Deakin University. Her research interests range across the museum and heritage fields and are informed by theoretical, historical and professional practice concerns. She brings an interdisciplinary approach to her research, locating her work at the intersection of history, museology and cultural studies. Her work is driven by a desire to understand the ways in which a range of heritage practices, including memorialisation, can be used to foster cross-cultural understandings and dialogue. As part of this she is exploring the uses of immersive interpretation strategies in museums and heritage sites, the role of memory and affect in people’s encounters with objects and displays and the nature of Australia’s extra territorial war heritage sites. Andrea is the author of Re-Imagining the Museum: Beyond the Mausoleum (Routledge, 2003) and, with Chris Healy, the co-editor of South Pacific Museums: An Experiment in Culture (Monash e-press, 2006). Her latest book, co-written with Dr Kate Gregory is From the Barracks to the Burrup: The National Trust in Western Australia (University of NSW Press, 2010).
^ Marivic Wyndham is a Senior Lecturer in Latin American Studies at the University of Technology Sydney. Her current research interests are centred on post-dictatorship Chile and include the contestation of ex-sites of torture; transitional justice; memory and trauma; and the politics of memorialisation.
^ Magdalena Zolkos is Senior Research Fellow in Political Theory in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at the University of Western Sydney. She is the author of Reconciling Community and Subjective Life: Trauma Testimony as Political Theorizing in the Work of Jean Amery and Imre Kertesz (Continuum, 2010), editor of On Jean Amery: Philosophy and Catastrophe (Lexington, 2011), and co-editor of Action and Appearance: Ethics and the Politics of Writing in Hannah Arendt (Continuum, 2011). Her scholarly articles have appeared in Angelaki, Parrhesia, and Critical Horizons. She is currently working on a research project on the thematization of violence and affect in collective European memory, and its significance for the political community and reconciliation.
^ Esther Zwinkels is a PhD candidate at Leiden University, working on a research project entitled: ‘Recognition and retribution. Transitional justice in the Netherlands Indies after the Second World War’. This project concentrates on the legal and moral questions of retribution and recognition which the Dutch government faced after the Japanese capitulation, and how the views of the government were put into practice in the prosecution of war criminals and collaborators on the one hand and the decoration of ‘heroes’ on the other. Zwinkels studied history at Leiden University and specialises in colonial and Indonesian history. During her study she was editor of the historical journal Leidschrift and worked as a research assistant at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) on a project on colonial migration. In 2009 she graduated with distinction with a thesis on Indies resistance against the Japanese occupier on Sumatra during the Pacific War. This award winning MA thesis has recently been published in the Netherlands.