Bennett Collins joined the School of International Relations in June 2013 and is a researcher at the Centre for Global Constitutionalism. His research interests center on genocide studies, post-conflict reconciliation, historical dialogue, and transitional justice. To date he has conducted research with the International Working Group for Indigenous Affairs, the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies, the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation, UN Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Aegis Trust, and the UK Department for International Development. He has been quoted or his work has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, Cultural Survival, Pax in Nuce, The Conversation, the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, and the National Business Review. He has given talks and workshops on his research at the University of Amsterdam, the University of St Andrews, University of Cambridge, and the College of William and Mary.
He holds a first class MA (Hons) in International Relations from the University of St Andrews and was a recipient of the Principal’s Medal in his graduating year. He also holds an MSc in African Studies from the University of Oxford and was recipient of the Oxford African Studies Prize for his dissertation research on the politics of indigeneity in post-1994 Rwanda.