Researcher

Dr. Lisa Ndejuru holds a transdisciplinary PhD from Concordia University and a permit for psychotherapy from the Ordre des psychologues du Québec. Her extensive experimentation with storytelling, play and improvised theatre aims for individual and collective meaning-making and empowerment. Her dissertation Oral history and performance in the aftermath of large scale violence : an epistemological contribution won the Concordia University Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Prize – social sciences category. She was one of the 2017 Concordia public scholars and the first John F. Lemieux fellow for genocide studies in 2018. Currently a 2020 Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto’ faculty of information, Lisa is activating an archive of Rwandan Pre-colonial Ibitekerezo wisdom tales.