Ingrid Samset

Ingrid Samset is an Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Leiden University. She is a political scientist with research interests in colonial and postcolonial dynamics, transitional justice, African politics and transatlantic histories. She has a PhD in comparative politics from the University of Bergen and has been a visiting scholar at Columbia University, the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Ulster University and the University of Lisbon. She holds the Senior Teaching Qualification of Leiden University, where in 2020 and 2021 she took a lead on questions related to decolonising education. She established the transitional justice reading group of the Netherlands (TJ-NL) in 2018 and convened it for four years. In an earlier part of her career, she served as a consultant for policy agencies and NGOs on questions related to peacebuilding and postwar recovery.

Recent publications:

‘The Struggle to Remember: Rhodes Must Fall in South Africa’, in Localising Memory in Transitional Justice: The Dynamics and Informal Practices of Memorialisation after Mass Violence and Dictatorship, ed. by M. Rauschenbach, J. Viebach and S. Parmentier. London: Routledge, 2022, 151-175.

Toward Decolonial Justice’. International Journal of Transitional Justice, 14:3, 2020, 596-607; 

’Violent Conflict and Intervention’. Co-authored with A. Suhrke & T. Wimpelmann, in Politics in the Developing World, ed. by P. Burnell, L. Rakner & V. Randall. Fifth ed. Oxford UP, 2017, 197-210.

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