Angela J. Lederach is a PhD candidate in anthropology and peace studies at the University of Notre Dame. Her current research focuses on the practices and politics of ‘slow peace’ in Colombia to better understand how longstanding grassroots actors engage, contest, and rework the formal peace accords signed between the government and the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) as implementation unfolds in a particular ethnographic context. In her dissertation, she argues that distinct notions of time, environment, and social relations inform grassroots peacebuilding in Montes de María in ways that complicate the state’s ‘postconflict’ peacebuilding project. Angela has six years of experience working with community-based peacebuilding and restorative justice processes in the Philippines, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Bolivia, the United States, and Guatemala. She is the co-author of When Blood and Bones Cry Out: Journeys Through the Soundscape of Healing and Reconciliation. Angela is a 2018-19 USIP Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar.
My research explores how longstanding grassroots peacebuilding processes in rural, northern Colombia intersect, contest, and rework the formal implementation of the recently signed peace accords between the Colombian government and the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). My research interests include social movements, nonviolence, peacebuilding, environmental justice, food sovereignty, youth, migration/displacement.
My broader research interests include transitional justice, anthropology of violence and peace, youth, intersectionality and gender, environmental justice, and peacebuilding.
New Research by Women Studying Violence
Doctoral Student Affiliate Interviewed About Her Research in Colombia
Aug 19, 2018
Doctoral Student Affiliate Angela Lederach (peace studies and anthropology) recently talked with El Espectador newspaper in Colombia about her dissertation research, which focuses on grassroots efforts to build peace in the Montes de María.
Kellogg Students Receive Fulbrights, Other Top Awards
Jul 12, 2018
A quarter of the University of Notre Dame’s 27 Fulbright recipients for 2018-2019 are affiliated with Kellogg.