Marie Grace Kagoyire

Marie Grace Kagoyire is a PhD candidate in the faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Psychology —under Historical Trauma and Transformation chair, at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. She is researching genocide memory construction among second-generation Rwandan youth. Her published works focus on the effects of genocide among women survivors of rape, intergenerational legacies, and trauma of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and its psychosocial effects among post-genocide youth. She also has some training and experience in community-based sociotherapy intervention, which is implemented in Rwanda in order to address genocide and post-war psychosocial trauma and ensure a peaceful future. She was a 2019 African Peacebuilding Network (APN) Individual Research Grantee and is currently a 2021 Next Generation Social Science Research in Africa Doctoral Dissertation Fellow.