Eric Sibomana


T: (+43 1) 515 81 – 3332


Born 1982 in Southern Province (Rwanda), MA
MA in Genocide Studies and Prevention, BA in Translation and Interpretation Studies (Kinyarwanda-French-English), both at the University of Rwanda. 2011-2012, internship at the Center for Conflict Management (CCM) of the University of Rwanda.  2013-2015, teacher of languages at Gisagara High school. 2015-2016, employed on a joint project by the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) and two professors from the University of Minnesota and Ohio State University, USA. 2016-2019, participation in countrywide research projects tackling multiple topics on the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, mainly the "History of the genocide against the Tutsi"; "Re-entry and reintegration of the former genocidaires" – a three-year country-wide project by a professor from the Ohio State University, USA; "Rescue effort" – a joint project by two professors, one from the Ohio State University and California State University Sacramento. 2019-2020, research associate of the African Leadership Center (ALC/Nairobi, Kenya). Since 2020 PhD thesis on Rwandan memory and musealization politics: for this purpose, he is employed in the GMM project at the Institute of Culture Studies at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and a PhD student at the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna.


Current Project

Globalized Memorial Museums. Exhibiting Atrocities in the Era of Claims for Moral Universals (ERC Consolidator Grant)

Publications (selection)

Covid-19 and collective remembering in Rwanda: 'e-Mourning', 'e-Commemoration' and the limits of Technology, in: African Leadership Centre, Op-Ed Series, Volume 4, No. 4, 2020.

(together with Hollie Nyseth Nzitatira and Kait S. Schell) Gendered Blame. Narratives of Participation in Genocide, in: Feminist Criminology (FC), Volume 18, No. 3, 2023.

(together with David Mwambari) Bodily Scars as Lived Memory in Post-Genocide Rwanda, in: Body & Society, Volume 29, No. 3, 2023.