Author Archives: Lee Ann De Reus

About Lee Ann De Reus

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Thank You, African Students Association & South Dakota State University!

           L to R: Dr. Nacasius Ujah, Confiance Mfuka, Dr. Lee Ann De Reus, Godfrey Havyarimana, Sefa Adekpui (photo credit: Enoch Banza) It was a true pleasure to visit South Dakota State University and give the keynote address, Daring to Make … Continue reading

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Brilliant Minds for Desperate Times

“The country is being played,” wrote a friend in a recent email. I would add that people’s pain is being exploited by the purveyors of neoliberalism. How do we understand where we are and ways forward? For astute critical analysis, … Continue reading

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Transformative Teaching: The Swedish Fish Strategy

                                         A former student emailed me recently, excited to share the latest developments in her life. Wanda (pseudonym) transferred to a much larger campus … Continue reading

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Panzi Hospital Has Treated 48,482 Survivors in the DR Congo Since 1999

More than just a number, each of the 48,482 women and girls has a name and a story. They come to Panzi Hospital in eastern DR Congo seeking treatment for their injuries due to rape. They leave with healed bodies, … Continue reading

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Thanks, Jackie Robinson

“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” – Jackie Robinson This morning as I watched Ken Burns interviewed on Face the Nation about his new documentary on baseball legend Jackie Robinson, I had … Continue reading

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‘Rape as a Weapon of War’ Obscures Complexities of Violence in DR Congo

The following is an excerpt from my plenary speech, Daring to Make A Difference for DR Congo: Research, Theory, and the Critical Scholar-Activist at the 2015 annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations conference held in Vancouver, BC, … Continue reading

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Thanks, Lasell College for a Remarkable Residency!

I was honored to be the Donahue Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Lasell College in Newtown, MA last week! My four days were jam packed with energizing discussions and thoughtful critical analyses of the DR Congo, human rights, activism, and … Continue reading

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