Caroline Bennett

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Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology, Victoria University of Wellington

Caroline Bennett’s expertise is on mass graves, politics of death and dying, Khmer Rouge, Cambodia, forensic anthropology, and post-conflict/post-disaster treatment of human remains. She is a socio-cultural anthropologist whose work addresses issues of conflict and violence.

Having previously worked as a forensic anthropologist in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iraq, her work considers the intersection of academic analysis with practical experience to explore issues of international interventions, human rights, and geopolitics.

Her current research considers mass graves from the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, and explores how that moment of violent history is understood and experienced in contemporary Cambodia.

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