I am interested in human rights investigation, policing and the use of novel technologies in the investigation of the missing people and mass graves.
My PhD research examined what has been happening in Zimbabwe over the last 50 years as the population endured various pogroms, resulting in the death of over 50,000 - both inside and outside the country. Massacres, political violence and diamond conflicts have resulted in the creation of secret mass graves all over the country.
My study analysed disagreements between professional archaeologists and the state and looked at forensic identification, exhumation and the cultural aspects of burial. I interviewed over 60 witnesses -- including current and former MPs, human rights defenders and victim family members.