Episode 30: Erin Jessee

In Episode 30 Dr. Ng-A-Fook interviews Dr. Erin Jessee, a senior lecturer at the University of Glasgow. Dr. Jessee draws on oral historical and ethnographic methods to share her insights on people’s diverse lived experiences with genocide, mass atrocities, and the COVID-19 Pandemic. We discussed some of the following issues: living and working in Glasgow, forensic archeology, anthropology, and oral history research methods, mass grave exhumations, human rights violations, differing conceptions of justice and reconciliation in relation to a post-genocide Rwandan context, ethical and political dilemmas, privileged and/or excluded voices, transference, mental health, well-being, and minimizing harm, the limits of oral history, normalizing systemic violence and harms, examining one’s complicity, trauma-informed pedagogies, her co-authored graphic novel Nyiragitwa: Daughter of Sacyega, and so much more.