David Mwambari is a Lecturer in African Security and Leadership Studies at the African Leadership Centre (ALC) in the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy at King’s College London (UK). He is a by-fellow at Churchill College Cambridge University and a Diaspora Fellow at CODESRIA, Senegal. He was previously an FWO postdoctoral research fellow at
Ghent University in Belgium (2017-19) and an assistant professor of international relations at the United States International University–Africa in Nairobi Kenya (2015-17). His research interests include memory politics and peace building in Rwanda, Uganda, DRC, Kenya and South Sudan. He has published scholarly works in academic and non-academic forums. His publications have appeared in peer-reviewed journals including International Journal of Qualitative Methods, African Conflict & Peace building Review, Memory Studies, and the Journal Leadership of Leadership and Developing Societies.
Laura S. Martin is a Global Challenges Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield. She is currently the PI on a project entitled 'Speaking through Humour: New Approaches to Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Sierra Leone'. She previously held a fellowship in the Department of African Studies at the University of Birmingham. Her research interests examine the relationships between humour, gender, justice and violence.