Tufts University Arts, Sciences and Engineering Anthropology Department
Name: Rosalind Shaw
Title: Associate Professor of Anthropology
Departmental Affiliation: Anthropology Department
Degrees: Ph.D. University of London; B.A. University of Leicester
Expertise: Transitional justice; the anthropology of mass violence and social recovery; child and youth combatants; culture and reconciliation; social memory; the Atlantic slave trade; ritual and religion; West Africa; Sierra Leone.
Major Awards: Schuster Faculty Fellow (Tufts University, 2008-09); Jonathan M. Tisch College Faculty Fellow (Tufts University, 2006-08); Rockefeller Foundation (funded international conference at the Rockefeller’s Study and Conference Center, Bellagio, Italy, 2006); John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research and Writing Award (2004-05); Fellowship, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard University (2004-05); Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Research Grant (2004; not taken up because of alternative funding); Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research grant (2004 and 1992; 2004 grant not taken up because of alternative funding); Jennings Randolph Senior Fellowship, United States Institute of Peace (2003-04); finalist for the Herskovitz Prize for the best scholarly work on Africa (2003); Mellon-MIT Inter-University Program research grant on NGOs and Forced Migration (2001 and 2003); Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Fellowship (2002); Massachusetts Cultural Council grant (2002); Massachusetts Cultural Council Gold Star Project (2002); Senior Fellowship, Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University (1994-95); Visiting Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Study and Research in the African Humanities, Northwestern University (1994-95); Fellowship, Bunting Institute (now Radcliffe Institute, 1992-93); Research Associateship, Women’s Studies in Religion Program, Harvard University (1992-93); Tufts University Mellon Grant (1992-93, not taken up because of alternative funding), Carnegie Trust grant (Scotland, UK, 1988 and 1989); Horniman Scholarship, Royal Anthropological Institute (UK, 1978); Social Science Research Council grant (UK, 1975-1979)
E-mail: rosalind.shaw@tufts.edu

Scholarship & Research: 2007-present: Editorial Board, International Journal of Transitional Justice (Oxford University Press)

In press for 2010: Localizing Transitional Justice: Interventions and Priorities After Mass Violence. Co-edited with Lars Waldorf and Pierre Hazan. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

In press for 2009. “The Production of ‘Forgiveness’: God, Justice, and State Failure in Postwar Sierra Leone.” In Kamari Maxine Clarke and Mark Goodale (eds.), Justice in the Mirror: Law, Power and the Making of History, pp. 208-226. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press

In press for 2009. “Afterword: Violence and the Generation of Memory,” in Nicolas Argenti and Katharina Schramm (eds.), Remembering Violence: Anthropological Perspectives on Intergenerational Transmission, pp. 243-53. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books.

2007. “Memory Frictions: Localizing Truth and Reconciliation in Sierra Leone.” International Journal of Transitional Justice 1:183-207

2007. “Displacing Violence: Making Pentecostal Memory in Postwar Sierra Leone.” Cultural Anthropology 22.1:65-92

2002. Memories of the Slave Trade: Ritual and the Historical Imagination in Sierra Leone. Chicago: University of Chicago Press

1994. Syncretism/Anti-Syncretism: The Politics of Religious Synthesis. London and New York: Routledge (co-edited with Charles Stewart)

1992. Dreaming, Religion and Society in Africa. Leiden: E.J. Brill (co-edited with M.C. Jedrej)

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