Angela Lederach

Anthropology & Peace Studies

Angela Lederach (anthropology & peace studies) earned B.A. degrees in anthropology and peace studies from Notre Dame. After graduating, she was awarded a fellowship to conduct research on community reconciliation efforts, focusing on the reintegration of former combatants in Sierra Leone. This research, combined with undergraduate research she conducted with the West African Network for Peacebuilding, culminated in the co-authorship of her book When Blood and Bones Cry Out: Journeys Through the Soundscape of Healing and Reconciliation. Angela has six years of experience working with community-based peacebuilding and restorative justice processes in the Philippines, Bolivia, the United States, and Guatemala.
Angela's doctoral research focuses on the participation of young people in grassroots peacebuilding in northern Colombia. Her teaching and research interests include feminist theory, social movements, structural violence, and social recovery. Angela was named a Mullen Family Fellow for the 2014-15 academic year and is a Notre Dame Presidential Fellow.