Karen Brounéus is Associate Professor (docent) at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden. Her research focuses on e.g. truth and reconciliation processes after war; the gendered dimensions of war and peace; psychological health in peacebuilding after war. She teaches i.a. Research Ethics, Advanced Qualitative Methods, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Management. In 2023, she was honored to receive Uppsala University's presitgious Free Distinguished Teaching Award.
Keywords: peacebuilding gender and conflict truth telling and reconciliation psychological health after war
Docent in Peace and Conflict Research (2016, Uppsala)
PhD in Peace and Conflict Research (2008, Uppsala)
Clinical psychologist (MSSc 1998, Uppsala); Teacher in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR, 2022).
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Management from spring 2023 at the Faculty of Medicine's Sustainability Learning and Research Centre
- Research ethics
- In-depth interviewing and active listening
- Advanced Qualitative Methods
- Transitional justice and reconciliation after war
- Testifying in Truth Commissions: A blessing or burden?
- Transitional justice and reconciliation in Rwanda
- The legacies of war: Postwar peacebuilding and reconciliation
PhD candidates at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research and Department of History, Uppsala University and at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand. Masters candidates at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University.
Director of Studies, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, 2014-2019.
Lecturer, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand, January 2011–January 2014.
Postdoctoral Fellow, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand, August 2009–December 2010.
Assistant Professor, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, 2008–2009.
PhD candidate, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, 2002–2008.
Clinical psychologist, Private clinical practice, cognitive behavioral therapy, Uppsala, 2002–2006.
Clinical psychologist, Childrens’ psychiatric clinic (BUP), Sala, Sweden, 1999-2000.
Clinical psychologist, UNHCR, New Delhi, India, 1999.
2023: Uppsala University's Free Distinguished Teaching Award
2013: Early Career Award for Distinction in Research, University of Otago, New Zealand
2011: New Supervisor of the Year Award, University of Otago, New Zealand.
Media (a selection)
Researching Peace, Podcast, Uppsala University, on Doing Field Research, invited guest, December 13, 2021.
The Associated Press, Australia/ New Zealand/ South Pacific. Interview on reconciliation, May 9, 2019.
Konflikt, P1, Swedish national radio, “Colombia between peace and reconciliation”, October 1, 2016.
Swedish National Television, “Forska för livet [Research for life]", Kunskapskanalen, February 2015.
Radio National New Zealand, Summer Nights with Charlotte Graham, December 30, 2013.
Obs i P1, Swedish national radio, “Is the truth healing?”, interview December 10, 2013.
Radio National New Zealand, Sunday Morning with Chris Laidlaw, October 24, 2010.
ABC Radio Australia, Pacific Beat, interview September 29, 2010
Radio National New Zealand, Tangata, interview September 25, 2010
SBS Radio Australia, World View, interview September 15, 2010
Otago Daily Times, interview September 15, 2010
Radio Rhema, Auckland, interview September 13, 2010
BBC, Northern Ireland, The Stephen Nolan Show, “Moving on after the conflict”, interview September 3, 2010
Truth for Peace - the outcomes and impacts of the Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Commission on attitudes toward peace (Funded by the Royal Society of New Zealand’s Marsden Fund) Report for the Solomon Islands government and ministries
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