Lidewyde Berckmoes is Associate professor at the African Studies Centre Leiden of Leiden University. Trained as an anthropologist, much of her work has been in multidisciplinary research teams to gain deeper understandings of major societal problems and their solutions, in particular related to long-term legacies of conflict. Lidewyde has extensive fieldwork research experience in the African Great Lakes region, where she focused on the role of children, young people and families in curbing cyclical conflict and crisis.
She is leading a research project on Pedagogies of peace and conflict among families from Burundi, the DR Congo, and Rwanda in Rwanda. During her stay in Indonesia as an Embassy Science Fellow, she hopes in learn from South-South contrasts related to legacies of conflict and post-crisis cultural change, and contribute to initiatives for further Africa-Indonesia knowledge production.