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Dr Denise Bentrovato

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Dr Denise Bentrovato

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Denise Bentrovato (Italy) holds a Ph.D. in International and Political History from the University of Utrecht and an M.A. in Conflict Resolution from the University of Bradford. Over the past decade she has worked in academia and for government institutions, international organisations and NGOs in Europe and Africa in the fields of peacebuilding and post-war educational reconstruction and reform, including UNESCO, the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) and the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (GEI). She has 13 years of research experience in issues around education and youth in conflict and post-conflict contexts in Africa, particularly in the Great Lakes Region (Rwanda, Burundi and DR Congo) and West Africa (Sierra Leone, Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire). She is currently employed as a Research Fellow at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, where her work focuses on educational approaches to dealing with histories of abuse, conflict, mass violence and genocide − both within and outside schools − in transitional societies. Her research has been published in various outlets and presented at numerous international conferences around the world. Among her publications are Narrating and Teaching the Nation: The Politics of Education in Pre- and Post-Genocide Rwanda (2015), History Can Bite: History Education in Divided and Postwar Societies [with K. Korostelina and M. Schulze (eds.)] (2016) and the GEI/UNESCO report Learning to Live Together in Africa through History Education: An Analysis of School Curricula and Stakeholders’ Perspectives (in press).