Dr. Anna Macdonald is a Fellow in the International Development department at the London School of Economics (LSE). Since 2010 she has been working on the UK Department for International Development (DFID) funded Justice and Security Research Programme (JSRP). Her research interests are in the areas of transitional justice, law and social order in Central and East Africa, and community-based responses to wrongdoing. She is currently in receipt of a Leverhulme/British Academy small research grant for a comparative project examining the local impact of magistrates’ courts in South Africa and Uganda. Anna is also a co-investigator on an AHRC/ESRC funded project examining dynamics of displacement, return and re-integration in Central and East Africa and an ESRC funded project on legacies of forced displacement in northern Uganda. Her work on these projects focuses specifically on local conceptions of conflict-related crime, wrongdoing and justice.
- Macdonald, Anna, “Social Accountability in War Zones, “International Journal of Minority and Group Rights 48, 2 (2017).
- Macdonald, Anna, “The Trial of Thomas Koyelo: opportunity or spectre? Reflections from the ground on the first LRA prosecution,” Africa 86, 4 (2016): 698–722.
- Macdonald, Anna, “Transitional justice and political economies of survival in post-conflict northern Uganda”, Development and Change 48, 2 (2017): 286-311.