Eugenia Zorbas earned her Ph.D. from the Development Studies Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She was conferred close to $100,000 in research grants from a variety of institutions including the Fonds Québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture, the Crisis States Research Centre, and the University of London for her thesis, entitled “Reconciliation in Post-genocide Rwanda: Discourse and Practice.” Zorbas has worked on or in the African Great Lakes region since 2002, most recently serving as the chief political affairs officer for the UN peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) in Goma, North Kivu, from late 2007 to early 2009. For two-and-a-half years, she worked for a London-based political risk analysis and forecasting firm as their lead researcher on the African Great Lakes, and has also worked for a Washington DC-based NGO, Global Rights, as their desk officer for programmes in DRC and Burundi, as well as for the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, as Executive Assistant to the Country Representative for Rwanda.



Journal Articles

  • Author, “What does Reconciliation after Genocide mean? Public Transcripts and Hidden Transcripts in Post-Genocide Rwanda”, Journal of Genocide Research, 2009, vol. 11 issue 1
  • Contributor, “Behind the Numbers: Small Arms and Conflict Deaths” in Small Arms Survey 2005 (2005, Oxford: Oxford University Press)
  • “Reconciliation in Post-Genocide Rwanda”, African Journal of Legal Studies, 2004, Vol. 1, 29-52

Book Chapters

  • “Aid Dependence and Policy Independence: Explaining the Rwandan Paradox” in Reconstructing Rwanda: Fifteen Years after Genocide, edited by Waldorf, L. and Strauss, S. (under review with Wisconsin Press)
  • “Towards Justice and Reconciliation in Rwanda: Taking Stock”, Manji, F and Burnet, P (Eds.) African Voices on Development and Social Justice (2005, Dar es Salaam: Mkuki na Nyota Publishers)

Book Reviews

  • Kroslak, Daniela, The French Betrayal of Rwanda. H-Genocide, H-Net Reviews. September, 2009. URL:
  • Mark R. Amstutz, The Healing of Nations: The Promise and Limits of Political Forgiveness (2005, Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers) and Yoichi Funabashi (Ed.), Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific (2003, Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace Press), reviewed in Millennium, Journal of International Studies, 2004, Vol. 33, No. 1
  • Mark Duffield, Global Governance and The New Wars: The Merging of Development and Security (2001, London and New York: Zed Books), reviewed in Labour, Capital and Society
  • Gwyn Prins and Hylke Tromp (eds.), The Future of War (2000, The Hague/Boston/London: Kluwer Law International) reviewed in Millennium, Journal of International Studies, 2001, Vol. 30 No. 3