Elese B Dowden recently completed a PhD thesis entitled 'Reconciling the Impossible: Forgiveness and Grief in Contemporary Rwanda, New Zealand and Australia.' She was supervised by Associate Professor Marguerite La Caze and Dr Gil Burgh.

This work uses the work of Albert Camus in 'The Myth of Sisyphus' to derive an ethic for reconciliation. Her research interests also include feminist ethics, Camus studies, decolonial studies, gender, political philosophy, popular culture, forgiveness, trust, existential phenomenology, and the philosophy of memory and trauma.

Elese holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Politics and Philosophy and a Master…

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