Dr Erin Jessee

  • Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow History of Armed Conflict and Trauma (History)

Research interests

  • Genocide and related mass atrocities
  • Transitional justice
  • Rwandan history; African history
  • Symbolic violence
  • Gender history
  • Oral history ethics and methods

Current Projects:

  • ‘Approaching Perpetrators of Genocide’
  • ‘Rwandan Intimacies in Historical Perspective’
  • ‘Oral Histories of Genocide and Related Mass Atrocities’

Publications

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Jump to: 2019 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2007 | 2005
Number of items: 77.

2019

Jessee, E. (2019) Beyond perpetrators: complex political actors surrounding the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. In: Smeulers, A., Weerdesteijn, M. and Hola, B. (eds.) Perpetrators of International Crimes. Oxford University Press. (Accepted for Publication)

Jessee, E. (2019) The life history interview. In: Liamputtong, P. (ed.) Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences. Springer. ISBN 9789811052507 (In Press)

2017

Jessee, E. (2017) On burnout, trauma, and self-care with Erin Jessee. [Website]

Jessee, E. (2017) Six questions to ask before you hit record. [Website]

Jessee, E. (2017) Listening on the Edge: Oral History in the Aftermath of Crisis. By Mark Cave and Stephen Sloan (eds.). Oral History Review, 44(1), pp. 168-172. (doi:10.1093/ohr/ohw121) [Book Review]

Jessee, E. (2017) Mobilizing Transnational Gender Politics in Post-Genocide Rwanda by Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel. Journal of Modern African Studies, 55(01), pp. 166-168. (doi:10.1017/S0022278X16000720) [Book Review]

Jessee, E. (2017) Book Review: From War to Genocide: Criminal Politics in Rwanda, 1990-1994. Genocide Studies and Prevention, 11(2), pp. 116-117. (doi:10.5038/1911-9933.11.2.1476) [Book Review]

Jessee, E. (2017) Managing danger in oral historical fieldwork. Oral History Review, 44(2), pp. 322-347. (doi:10.1093/ohr/ohx038)

Jessee, E. (2017) Negotiating Genocide in Rwanda: the Politics of History. Series: Palgrave studies in oral history. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9783319451947 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-45195-4)

Jessee, E. (2017) Reconciliation. In: Pető, A. (ed.) Gender: War. Series: Macmillan interdisciplinary handbooks. Macmillan Reference USA: Farmington Hills, MI, pp. 229-246. ISBN 9780028663227

Jessee, E. (2017) The danger of a single story: Iconic stories in the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Memory Studies, 10(2), pp. 144-163. (doi:10.1177/1750698016673236)

2016

Jessee, E. and Watkins, S. (2016) King Kagame? Echoes of Monarchy in Present-Day Rwanda. African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., USA, 1-3 Dec 2016.

Jessee, E. and Lorimer, H. (2016) Oral History and Animated Archive. When Methods Meet, Edinburgh, UK, 28 Nov 2016.

Jessee, E. (2016) Toward an Oral History of ‘Silent Discrimination’: Investigating Community Persecution of LGBTI Individuals in Rwanda. Finnish Oral History Network Symposium, Helsinki, Finland, 24-25 Nov 2016.

Jessee, E. (2016) Complex Political Actors and the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda. On Collective Violence: Actions, Roles, Perceptions, Marburg, Germany, 20-22 Oct 2016.

Jessee, E. (2016) Iconic Stories in the Aftermath of Genocide. [Website]

Jessee, E. (2016) Same-Sex Intimacies in Rwanda in Historical Perspective. African Studies Association UK Conference, Cambridge, UK, 7-9 Sep 2016.

Jessee, E. (2016) From Perpetrators to Victims? Social Dynamics and the Politics of Transitional Justice in Post-Genocide Rwanda. International Network of Genocide Scholars Conference, Jerusalem, Israel, 26-29 Jun 2016.

Jessee, E. (2016) Navigating Gatekeepers in Research with Convicted War Criminals in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, 29 Mar - 2 Apr 2016.

2015

Jessee, E. and Watkins, S. (2015) Legacies of Kanjogera: Rwandan Female Political Elites and the Transgression of Gender Norms in Historical Perspective. African Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, 19-22 Nov 2015.

Jessee, E. (2015) Seeing Monsters, Hearing Victims: Génocidaires and the Politics of Perpetration in Post-Genocide Rwanda. Oral History Association Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, USA, 14-18 Oct 2015.

Jessee, E. (2015) Approaching Perpetrators in Post-genocide Rwanda: Victimhood and Social Death in the Narratives of Convicted Génocidaires. The Twelfth Meeting of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, Yerevan, Armenia, 8-12 Jul 2015.

Jessee, E. and Bouka, Y. (2015) Negotiating ‘the Enemy’ in Post-genocide Rwanda: Dilemmas in Research Among Génocidaires, Political Opponents, and Other Undesirables. 6th European Conference on African Studies, Paris, France, 8-10 Jul 2015.

Jessee, E. (2015) Introduction: Approaching perpetrators. Conflict and Society, 1(1), pp. 4-8. (doi:10.3167/arcs.2015.010102)

Jessee, E. (2015) Rwandan women no more: female génocidaires in the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Conflict and Society, 1(1), pp. 60-80. (doi:10.3167/arcs.2015.010106)

Jessee, E. and Wagner, S. (2015) Among the Anonymous Dead: Exhumations and the Emotive Materiality of Deceased Victims of Mass Violence. [Website]

Jessee, E. (2015) Between Monsters and Victims: The Politics of Perpetration in Post-Genocide Rwanda. Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies Speaker Series, Edinburgh, UK, 30 Jan 2015.

2014

Jessee, E. (2014) Seeing Monsters, Hearing Victims: Female Génocidaires and the Politics of Perpetration in Post-Genocide Rwanda. Centre for Global Studies, Victoria, Canada, 8 Dec 2014.

Jessee, E. (2014) Exhumations as ‘Articles of Faith’: Considering the Cases of Post-Genocide Rwanda and Post-Civil War Uganda. 113th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., USA, 3-7 Dec 2014.

Jessee, E. (2014) 'Let Me Tell You about Rwanda': Iconic Stories and the Democratization of History in the Aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Oral History Association Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, USA, 10-14 Oct 2014.

Jessee, E. (2014) On Exhumations and Their Absence: Lessons from Post-Genocide Rwanda and Post-Civil War Uganda. 48th Annual Meeting of the Oral History Association, Madison, WI, USA, 8-12 Oct 2014.

Reeves, T., Tyler-Richards, C. and , (2014) "Confessing Animals," Redux: a conversation between Alexander Freund and Erin Jessee. Oral History Review, 41(2), pp. 314-324. (doi:10.1093/ohr/ohu028)

Jessee, E. (2014) Democratizing History in Conflicted and Post-Conflict Settings. International Oral History Association Annual Meeting, Barcelona, Spain, 9-12 Jul 2014.

Freund, A. and Jessee, E. (2014) ‘Storytelling’ in oral history: an exchange, part 2. [Website]

Freund, A. and Jessee, E. (2014) ‘Storytelling’ in oral history: an exchange. [Website]

Jessee, E. and Watkins, S. E. (2014) Good Kings, Bloody Tyrants, and Everything In Between: Representations of the Monarchy in Post-Genocide Rwanda. History in Africa, 41, pp. 35-62. (doi:10.1017/hia.2014.7)

Jessee, E. (2014) On Exhumations and Their Absence: Lessons from Rwanda and Uganda. Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre, Newcastle, UK, 3-4 Apr 2014.

Jessee, E. (2014) Bodies of Evidence, Bodies of Resistance: The Many Political Lives of the Anonymous Victims of the 1994 Genocide. Centre of African Studies, Edinburgh, UK, 12 Feb 2014.

Jessee, E. (2014) Apprenticeship in Critical Ethnographic Practice * Returns to the Field: Multitemporal Research and Contemporary Anthropology. Oral History Review, 41(1), pp. 166-170. (doi:10.1093/ohr/ohu007) [Book Review]

Jessee, E. (2014) Review of: Whispering Truth to Power: Everyday Resistance to Reconciliation in Postgenocide Rwanda by Susan Thomson. African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review, 4(2), pp. 163-166. (doi:10.2979/africonfpeacrevi.4.2.163) [Book Review]

2013

Jessee, E. (2013) Rwanda's subtle forms of intimidation. Times Higher Education,

Jessee, E. (2013) Rwandan Women No More: Female Génocidaires in the Aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. 112th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA, 20-24 Nov 2013.

Jessee, E. (2013) Oral History and Contemporary Mass Atrocities: Through the Lens of Post-Genocide Rwanda. Scottish Oral History Centre, Glasgow, UK, 4 Nov 2013.

Jessee, E. (2013) Digital Media and Dangerous Narratives: Ethical and Methodological Considerations. Digital Testimonies on War and Trauma Conference, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 12-14 Jun 2013.

Jessee, E. (2013) Considering silence. In: Sheftel, A. and Zembrzycki, S. (eds.) Oral History Off the Record: Toward an Ethnography of Practice. Series: Palgrave studies in oral history. Palgrave Macmillan: New York, NY. ISBN 9781137339638

Jessee, E. (2013) Forensic investigations. In: Stan, L. and Nedelsky, N. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 9780521196277

Jessee, E. (2013) Serbian Dreambook: National Imaginary in the Time of Milošević. Oral History Review, 40(1), pp. 204-206. (doi:10.1093/ohr/oht007) [Book Review]

Jessee, E. and Pohlman, A. (2013) Introduction – Confronting mass atrocities in oral historical practice. Oral History Forum = D'histoire orale, 33, pp. 1-6.

2012

Jessee, E. (2012) Bodies of Evidence; Bodies of Resistance: The Many Political Lives of the Anonymous Victims of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 14-18 Nov 2012.

Jessee, E. (2012) Promoting Reconciliation through Exhuming and Identifying Victims in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Discussion Paper. African Initiative and The Centre for International Governance Innovation.

Jessee, E. (2012) Incensing the Spirits: Survivor Perspectives on International Forensic Investigations in the Aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Beyond Testimony and Trauma: Oral History in the Aftermath of Mass Violence, Montreal, QC, Canada, 22-25 Mar 2012.

Jessee, E. (2012) Among the Anonymous Dead: Past, Present and Future Efforts Toward Identifying and Repatriating the Victims of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, 21 Mar 2012.

Jessee, E. (2012) The Limits of Qualitative Research: Ethics and Methodology Amid Highly Politicized Research Settings. Liu Institute for Global Issues Speaker Series on Ethics and Methodology in Settings of Violence, Vancouver, Canada, 9 Mar 2012.

Jessee, E. (2012)
Review of Macek, Ivana, Sarajevo under Siege: Anthropology in Wartime.
Narrating chaos: the 'normal lives' of Sarajevans during the Bosnian War.
H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences, [Book Review]

Jessee, E. (2012) Conducting fieldwork in Rwanda. Canadian Journal of Development Studies = Revue canadienne d'études du développement, 33(2), pp. 266-274. (doi:10.1080/02255189.2012.687356)

Jessee, E. (2012) Promoting Reconciliation through Exhuming and Identifying Victims in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Documentation. The Centre for International Governance Innovation.

2011

Jessee, E. (2011) Rwandan State-Funded Genocide Memorials: The Micro-Politics of Remembering the ‘1994 Genocide of the Tutsi’. African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA, 17-19 Nov 2011.

Jessee, E. (2011) Rwandan Genocide Memorials: The Politics of Remembering the ‘1994 Genocide of the Tutsi’. Search for Common Ground Great Lakes Policy Forum, 17 Nov 2011.

Jessee, E. (2011) The Limits of Oral History: Rwanda in the Aftermath of Genocide. Oral History Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, USA, 12-16 Oct 2011.

Jessee, E. (2011) The Limits of Oral History: Ethics and Methodology Amid Highly Politicized Research Settings. University of Ottawa “Making History” Speaker Series, Ottawa, Canada, 5 Oct 2011.

Jessee, E. (2011) The limits of oral history: ethics and methodology amid highly politicized research settings. Oral History Review, 38(2), pp. 287-307. (doi:10.1093/ohr/ohr098)

Jessee, E. (2011) Negotiating Genocide: The Ethics of Oral History in the Aftermath of the Bosnian War. Off the Record: Unspoken Negotiations in the Practice of Oral History, Montreal, QC, Canada, 28-30 Apr 2011.

Zembrzycki, S., Jessee, E. , Beattie, E., Bean, A., Landry, M. and Baines, S. (2011) Oral history and adult community education: notes from the field. Oral History Review, 38(1), pp. 120-135. (doi:10.1093/ohr/ohr047)

Jessee, E. (2011) Review of: Zachary M. Schrag, Ethical Imperialism: Institutional Review Boards and the Social Sciences. The John Hopkins University Press, 2010. Oral History Review, 38(1), pp. 228-230. (doi:10.1093/ohr/ohr027) [Book Review]

Jessee, E. (2011) On the Record: Negotiating Survivor and Perpetrator Life Histories in the Aftermath of the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. University of Western Ontario Speaker Series, London, ON, Canada, 11 Feb 2011.

Jessee, E. (2011) On the Record: Negotiating Survivor and Perpetrator Life Histories in the Aftermath of the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. University of Ottawa “Making History” Series, Ottawa, ON, Canada, 27 Jan 2011.

Jessee, E. (2011) Memory, War, and Trauma. Oral History Review, 38(2), pp. 393-395. (doi:10.1093/ohr/ohr074) [Book Review]

Jessee, E. , Zembrzycki, S. and High, S. (2011) Stories matter: Conceptual challenges in the development of oral history database building software. Forum: Qualitative Social Research = Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung, 12(1), 1.

2010

Jessee, E. (2010) Inscribed Intent: Genocidal Symbolic Violence and Social Death in the Aftermath of the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. African Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 18-21 Nov 2010.

Jessee, E. (2010) Introducing Stories Matter: Oral History Database Building Software. Oral History Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA, 27-31 Oct 2010.

Jessee, E. (2010) Among the Anonymous Dead: The Fate of International Forensic Exhumations in Rwanda and the Former Yugoslavia. Norman Patterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, 19 Oct 2010.

Jessee, E. (2010) Difficult Narratives: Negotiating Survivor, Perpetrator and Ex-Combatant Life Histories in Rwanda and Bosnia-Hercegovina. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada, 28 May - 1 Jun 2010.

Jessee, E. (2010) From Symbolic Violence to Social Death: Healing the Wounds of Genocide in Rwanda and Bosnia-Hercegovina. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada, 28 May - 1 Jun 2010.

2009

Jessee, E. (2009) The Ethics of Oral History and Ethnography Among Conflicted Communities: Lessons from Rwanda and Bosnia-Hercegovina. Remembering War, Genocide and Other Human Rights Violations: Oral History, New Media and the Arts, Montreal, QC, Canada, 5-8 Nov 2009.

Jessee, E. (2009) People and Their Pasts by Paul Ashton and Hilda Kean. Oral History Forum = D'histoire orale, 29, [Book Review]

2007

Jessee, E. (2007) Inscribed Intent: A Case for Increased Interdisciplinarity in the Investigation and Prevention of Genocide. The International Association of Genocide Scholars Meeting, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 9-13 Jul 2007.

2005

Jessee, E. and Skinner, M. (2005) A typology of mass grave and mass grave-related sites. Forensic Science International, 152(1), pp. 55-59. (doi:10.1016/j.forsciint.2005.02.031)

This list was generated on Thu Oct 17 09:49:35 2019 BST.
Number of items: 77.

Articles

Jessee, E. (2017) Managing danger in oral historical fieldwork. Oral History Review, 44(2), pp. 322-347. (doi:10.1093/ohr/ohx038)

Jessee, E. (2017) The danger of a single story: Iconic stories in the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Memory Studies, 10(2), pp. 144-163. (doi:10.1177/1750698016673236)

Jessee, E. (2015) Introduction: Approaching perpetrators. Conflict and Society, 1(1), pp. 4-8. (doi:10.3167/arcs.2015.010102)

Jessee, E. (2015) Rwandan women no more: female génocidaires in the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Conflict and Society, 1(1), pp. 60-80. (doi:10.3167/arcs.2015.010106)

Reeves, T., Tyler-Richards, C. and , (2014) "Confessing Animals," Redux: a conversation between Alexander Freund and Erin Jessee. Oral History Review, 41(2), pp. 314-324. (doi:10.1093/ohr/ohu028)

Jessee, E. and Watkins, S. E. (2014) Good Kings, Bloody Tyrants, and Everything In Between: Representations of the Monarchy in Post-Genocide Rwanda. History in Africa, 41, pp. 35-62. (doi:10.1017/hia.2014.7)

Jessee, E. (2013) Rwanda's subtle forms of intimidation. Times Higher Education,

Jessee, E. and Pohlman, A. (2013) Introduction – Confronting mass atrocities in oral historical practice. Oral History Forum = D'histoire orale, 33, pp. 1-6.

Jessee, E. (2012) Conducting fieldwork in Rwanda. Canadian Journal of Development Studies = Revue canadienne d'études du développement, 33(2), pp. 266-274. (doi:10.1080/02255189.2012.687356)

Jessee, E. (2011) The limits of oral history: ethics and methodology amid highly politicized research settings. Oral History Review, 38(2), pp. 287-307. (doi:10.1093/ohr/ohr098)

Zembrzycki, S., Jessee, E. , Beattie, E., Bean, A., Landry, M. and Baines, S. (2011) Oral history and adult community education: notes from the field. Oral History Review, 38(1), pp. 120-135. (doi:10.1093/ohr/ohr047)

Jessee, E. , Zembrzycki, S. and High, S. (2011) Stories matter: Conceptual challenges in the development of oral history database building software. Forum: Qualitative Social Research = Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung, 12(1), 1.

Jessee, E. and Skinner, M. (2005) A typology of mass grave and mass grave-related sites. Forensic Science International, 152(1), pp. 55-59. (doi:10.1016/j.forsciint.2005.02.031)

Books

Jessee, E. (2017) Negotiating Genocide in Rwanda: the Politics of History. Series: Palgrave studies in oral history. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9783319451947 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-45195-4)

Book Sections

Jessee, E. (2019) Beyond perpetrators: complex political actors surrounding the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. In: Smeulers, A., Weerdesteijn, M. and Hola, B. (eds.) Perpetrators of International Crimes. Oxford University Press. (Accepted for Publication)

Jessee, E. (2019) The life history interview. In: Liamputtong, P. (ed.) Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences. Springer. ISBN 9789811052507 (In Press)

Jessee, E. (2017) Reconciliation. In: Pető, A. (ed.) Gender: War. Series: Macmillan interdisciplinary handbooks. Macmillan Reference USA: Farmington Hills, MI, pp. 229-246. ISBN 9780028663227

Jessee, E. (2013) Considering silence. In: Sheftel, A. and Zembrzycki, S. (eds.) Oral History Off the Record: Toward an Ethnography of Practice. Series: Palgrave studies in oral history. Palgrave Macmillan: New York, NY. ISBN 9781137339638

Jessee, E. (2013) Forensic investigations. In: Stan, L. and Nedelsky, N. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 9780521196277

Book Reviews

Jessee, E. (2017) Listening on the Edge: Oral History in the Aftermath of Crisis. By Mark Cave and Stephen Sloan (eds.). Oral History Review, 44(1), pp. 168-172. (doi:10.1093/ohr/ohw121) [Book Review]

Jessee, E. (2017) Mobilizing Transnational Gender Politics in Post-Genocide Rwanda by Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel. Journal of Modern African Studies, 55(01), pp. 166-168. (doi:10.1017/S0022278X16000720) [Book Review]

Jessee, E. (2017) Book Review: From War to Genocide: Criminal Politics in Rwanda, 1990-1994. Genocide Studies and Prevention, 11(2), pp. 116-117. (doi:10.5038/1911-9933.11.2.1476) [Book Review]

Jessee, E. (2014) Apprenticeship in Critical Ethnographic Practice * Returns to the Field: Multitemporal Research and Contemporary Anthropology. Oral History Review, 41(1), pp. 166-170. (doi:10.1093/ohr/ohu007) [Book Review]

Jessee, E. (2014) Review of: Whispering Truth to Power: Everyday Resistance to Reconciliation in Postgenocide Rwanda by Susan Thomson. African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review, 4(2), pp. 163-166. (doi:10.2979/africonfpeacrevi.4.2.163) [Book Review]

Jessee, E. (2013) Serbian Dreambook: National Imaginary in the Time of Milošević. Oral History Review, 40(1), pp. 204-206. (doi:10.1093/ohr/oht007) [Book Review]

Jessee, E. (2012)
Review of Macek, Ivana, Sarajevo under Siege: Anthropology in Wartime.
Narrating chaos: the 'normal lives' of Sarajevans during the Bosnian War.
H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences, [Book Review]

Jessee, E. (2011) Review of: Zachary M. Schrag, Ethical Imperialism: Institutional Review Boards and the Social Sciences. The John Hopkins University Press, 2010. Oral History Review, 38(1), pp. 228-230. (doi:10.1093/ohr/ohr027) [Book Review]

Jessee, E. (2011) Memory, War, and Trauma. Oral History Review, 38(2), pp. 393-395. (doi:10.1093/ohr/ohr074) [Book Review]

Jessee, E. (2009) People and Their Pasts by Paul Ashton and Hilda Kean. Oral History Forum = D'histoire orale, 29, [Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

Jessee, E. (2012) Promoting Reconciliation through Exhuming and Identifying Victims in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Discussion Paper. African Initiative and The Centre for International Governance Innovation.

Jessee, E. (2012) Promoting Reconciliation through Exhuming and Identifying Victims in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Documentation. The Centre for International Governance Innovation.

Conference or Workshop Item

Jessee, E. and Watkins, S. (2016) King Kagame? Echoes of Monarchy in Present-Day Rwanda. African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., USA, 1-3 Dec 2016.

Jessee, E. and Lorimer, H. (2016) Oral History and Animated Archive. When Methods Meet, Edinburgh, UK, 28 Nov 2016.

Jessee, E. (2016) Toward an Oral History of ‘Silent Discrimination’: Investigating Community Persecution of LGBTI Individuals in Rwanda. Finnish Oral History Network Symposium, Helsinki, Finland, 24-25 Nov 2016.

Jessee, E. (2016) Complex Political Actors and the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda. On Collective Violence: Actions, Roles, Perceptions, Marburg, Germany, 20-22 Oct 2016.

Jessee, E. (2016) Same-Sex Intimacies in Rwanda in Historical Perspective. African Studies Association UK Conference, Cambridge, UK, 7-9 Sep 2016.

Jessee, E. (2016) From Perpetrators to Victims? Social Dynamics and the Politics of Transitional Justice in Post-Genocide Rwanda. International Network of Genocide Scholars Conference, Jerusalem, Israel, 26-29 Jun 2016.

Jessee, E. (2016) Navigating Gatekeepers in Research with Convicted War Criminals in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, 29 Mar - 2 Apr 2016.

Jessee, E. and Watkins, S. (2015) Legacies of Kanjogera: Rwandan Female Political Elites and the Transgression of Gender Norms in Historical Perspective. African Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, 19-22 Nov 2015.

Jessee, E. (2015) Seeing Monsters, Hearing Victims: Génocidaires and the Politics of Perpetration in Post-Genocide Rwanda. Oral History Association Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, USA, 14-18 Oct 2015.

Jessee, E. (2015) Approaching Perpetrators in Post-genocide Rwanda: Victimhood and Social Death in the Narratives of Convicted Génocidaires. The Twelfth Meeting of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, Yerevan, Armenia, 8-12 Jul 2015.

Jessee, E. and Bouka, Y. (2015) Negotiating ‘the Enemy’ in Post-genocide Rwanda: Dilemmas in Research Among Génocidaires, Political Opponents, and Other Undesirables. 6th European Conference on African Studies, Paris, France, 8-10 Jul 2015.

Jessee, E. (2015) Between Monsters and Victims: The Politics of Perpetration in Post-Genocide Rwanda. Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies Speaker Series, Edinburgh, UK, 30 Jan 2015.

Jessee, E. (2014) Seeing Monsters, Hearing Victims: Female Génocidaires and the Politics of Perpetration in Post-Genocide Rwanda. Centre for Global Studies, Victoria, Canada, 8 Dec 2014.

Jessee, E. (2014) Exhumations as ‘Articles of Faith’: Considering the Cases of Post-Genocide Rwanda and Post-Civil War Uganda. 113th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., USA, 3-7 Dec 2014.

Jessee, E. (2014) 'Let Me Tell You about Rwanda': Iconic Stories and the Democratization of History in the Aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Oral History Association Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, USA, 10-14 Oct 2014.

Jessee, E. (2014) On Exhumations and Their Absence: Lessons from Post-Genocide Rwanda and Post-Civil War Uganda. 48th Annual Meeting of the Oral History Association, Madison, WI, USA, 8-12 Oct 2014.

Jessee, E. (2014) Democratizing History in Conflicted and Post-Conflict Settings. International Oral History Association Annual Meeting, Barcelona, Spain, 9-12 Jul 2014.

Jessee, E. (2014) On Exhumations and Their Absence: Lessons from Rwanda and Uganda. Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre, Newcastle, UK, 3-4 Apr 2014.

Jessee, E. (2014) Bodies of Evidence, Bodies of Resistance: The Many Political Lives of the Anonymous Victims of the 1994 Genocide. Centre of African Studies, Edinburgh, UK, 12 Feb 2014.

Jessee, E. (2013) Rwandan Women No More: Female Génocidaires in the Aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. 112th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA, 20-24 Nov 2013.

Jessee, E. (2013) Oral History and Contemporary Mass Atrocities: Through the Lens of Post-Genocide Rwanda. Scottish Oral History Centre, Glasgow, UK, 4 Nov 2013.

Jessee, E. (2013) Digital Media and Dangerous Narratives: Ethical and Methodological Considerations. Digital Testimonies on War and Trauma Conference, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 12-14 Jun 2013.

Jessee, E. (2012) Bodies of Evidence; Bodies of Resistance: The Many Political Lives of the Anonymous Victims of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 14-18 Nov 2012.

Jessee, E. (2012) Incensing the Spirits: Survivor Perspectives on International Forensic Investigations in the Aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Beyond Testimony and Trauma: Oral History in the Aftermath of Mass Violence, Montreal, QC, Canada, 22-25 Mar 2012.

Jessee, E. (2012) Among the Anonymous Dead: Past, Present and Future Efforts Toward Identifying and Repatriating the Victims of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. Institute of African Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, 21 Mar 2012.

Jessee, E. (2012) The Limits of Qualitative Research: Ethics and Methodology Amid Highly Politicized Research Settings. Liu Institute for Global Issues Speaker Series on Ethics and Methodology in Settings of Violence, Vancouver, Canada, 9 Mar 2012.

Jessee, E. (2011) Rwandan State-Funded Genocide Memorials: The Micro-Politics of Remembering the ‘1994 Genocide of the Tutsi’. African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA, 17-19 Nov 2011.

Jessee, E. (2011) Rwandan Genocide Memorials: The Politics of Remembering the ‘1994 Genocide of the Tutsi’. Search for Common Ground Great Lakes Policy Forum, 17 Nov 2011.

Jessee, E. (2011) The Limits of Oral History: Rwanda in the Aftermath of Genocide. Oral History Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, USA, 12-16 Oct 2011.

Jessee, E. (2011) The Limits of Oral History: Ethics and Methodology Amid Highly Politicized Research Settings. University of Ottawa “Making History” Speaker Series, Ottawa, Canada, 5 Oct 2011.

Jessee, E. (2011) Negotiating Genocide: The Ethics of Oral History in the Aftermath of the Bosnian War. Off the Record: Unspoken Negotiations in the Practice of Oral History, Montreal, QC, Canada, 28-30 Apr 2011.

Jessee, E. (2011) On the Record: Negotiating Survivor and Perpetrator Life Histories in the Aftermath of the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. University of Western Ontario Speaker Series, London, ON, Canada, 11 Feb 2011.

Jessee, E. (2011) On the Record: Negotiating Survivor and Perpetrator Life Histories in the Aftermath of the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. University of Ottawa “Making History” Series, Ottawa, ON, Canada, 27 Jan 2011.

Jessee, E. (2010) Inscribed Intent: Genocidal Symbolic Violence and Social Death in the Aftermath of the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. African Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 18-21 Nov 2010.

Jessee, E. (2010) Introducing Stories Matter: Oral History Database Building Software. Oral History Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA, 27-31 Oct 2010.

Jessee, E. (2010) Among the Anonymous Dead: The Fate of International Forensic Exhumations in Rwanda and the Former Yugoslavia. Norman Patterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, 19 Oct 2010.

Jessee, E. (2010) Difficult Narratives: Negotiating Survivor, Perpetrator and Ex-Combatant Life Histories in Rwanda and Bosnia-Hercegovina. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada, 28 May - 1 Jun 2010.

Jessee, E. (2010) From Symbolic Violence to Social Death: Healing the Wounds of Genocide in Rwanda and Bosnia-Hercegovina. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada, 28 May - 1 Jun 2010.

Jessee, E. (2009) The Ethics of Oral History and Ethnography Among Conflicted Communities: Lessons from Rwanda and Bosnia-Hercegovina. Remembering War, Genocide and Other Human Rights Violations: Oral History, New Media and the Arts, Montreal, QC, Canada, 5-8 Nov 2009.

Jessee, E. (2007) Inscribed Intent: A Case for Increased Interdisciplinarity in the Investigation and Prevention of Genocide. The International Association of Genocide Scholars Meeting, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 9-13 Jul 2007.

Website

Jessee, E. (2017) On burnout, trauma, and self-care with Erin Jessee. [Website]

Jessee, E. (2017) Six questions to ask before you hit record. [Website]

Jessee, E. (2016) Iconic Stories in the Aftermath of Genocide. [Website]

Jessee, E. and Wagner, S. (2015) Among the Anonymous Dead: Exhumations and the Emotive Materiality of Deceased Victims of Mass Violence. [Website]

Freund, A. and Jessee, E. (2014) ‘Storytelling’ in oral history: an exchange, part 2. [Website]

Freund, A. and Jessee, E. (2014) ‘Storytelling’ in oral history: an exchange. [Website]

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Grants

  • Carnegie Trust Research Incentive Grant, ‘Rwandan Intimacies in Historical Perspective: A Scoping Project,’ 2016-2017  
  • With Mary Heimann and Catherine Baker. Centre for Russian, Central and Eastern European Studies Workshop Grant, ‘Democratizing History in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings,’2015
  • Carnegie Trust Small Research Grant, ‘Among the anonymous dead: A digital media exploration of living among deceased atrocity victims in northern Uganda,’ 2014-2015
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Connection Grant, ‘Approaching Perpetrators: Ethnographic Insights on Ethics, Methods, and Theory,’ 2014
  • Wenner-Gren Foundation Workshop Grant, ‘Approaching Perpetrators: Ethnographic Insights on Ethics, Methods, and Theory,’ 2014
  • Centre for International Governance Innovation Africa Initiative Research Grant, ‘Among the Anonymous Dead: Toward the Location, Identification and Repatriation of the Victims of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide,’ 2011-2012

Supervision

I am interested in supervising research projects on Rwandan history, genocide studies, transitional justice, and related fields, as well as projects that employ oral historical methods to investigate human rights-related topics.

I currently supervise the following postgraduate students:

  • Lorna Barton, ‘An Oral History of American Trans Lives: 1950 to Present.’
  • Emma Brunton, ‘Ordinary Warriors, Calculating Notables, and Mystic Queens: Violent Women in Precolonial Rwandan Oral Traditions’
  • Gina Loughrey, ‘The Number One Country for Women in Politics’: Problematising Gender Equality in Political Representation in Post-Genocide Rwanda’

Teaching

Honours courses:

  • Genocide in the 20th Century
  • Oral History Theory and Practice
  • Rwanda: Peace, Conflict and the Politics of History

Postgraduate courses:

  • Advanced Oral History

Additional Information

  • Member of the Board of Editors, The Oral History Review
  • Member of the Centre for Gender History
  • Member of the Scottish Centre for War Studies