is a PhD Candidate of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), affiliated to the History department of Ghent University. Her doctoral research is on history, memory and transitional justice in post-conflict Peru (1980-present). With her research she aims to respond to the knowledge gap on contextual diversity in transitional justice on the one hand and the lack of empirical studies on the nature and functioning of memory, time and historical consciousness on the other hand.
Eva Willems holds a bachelor and master degree in History from Ghent University and the University of Seville. She is part of the research group ‘Social History after 1750’ and coordinator of the interdisciplinary research forum Thinking About The Past (TAPAS) at Ghent University. Her research interests include uses of history and memory in post-conflict situations, transitional justice strategies in non-western frameworks, Peruvian and Latin American history, indigenous groups and socio-economic exclusion and ethnography.