caroline-bennett2My research addresses issues of politics, violence and collective memory, as well as development, human rights and international justice.  Building on experience as a forensic anthropologist in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iraq, my research centres on conflict and violence, with specific attention to mass graves, mass death, genocide, and the politics of death and the dead, interrogating the efficacy of geopolitical interventions and universalist assumptions related to trauma, healing, justice, and wider human rights discourses on conflict and disaster.  Methodologically I am interested in how creative methodologies enable spaces for exploring difficult and sensitive issues, and how visual methods in particular can offer modes for engaging beyond the academic community.  As part of this I am interested in visual culture, public media and its consumption.  I am currently experimenting with experimental film and animation in my work.