Rémi Korman is an historian, doctoral student at École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), and member of the Centre d’études sociologiques et politiques Raymond-Aron (CESPRA). His PhD looks at policies for memorializing the genocide of Tutsi in Rwanda. More broadly, his research focuses on genocide memorials, dignified burial practices, and written sources of Rwandan history. He created an academic blog to discuss these questions (http://www.rwanda.hypotheses.
Rémi organized the study mission in Rwanda for the Corpses of Mass Violence and Genocide program in march 2014. In october 2014, he co-organized with Elisabeth Anstett a workshop on the patrimonialization of human remains in Rwanda that was held at EHESS in Paris (“(Dé)montrer le génocide. La patrimonialisation des restes humains au Rwanda (1994-2014)”) .
Rémi Korman is the author of several articles and chapters on the memorialization of the genocide against the Tutsi :
– Hélène Dumas et Rémi Korman, « Memorial Spaces for the Tutsi Genocide in Rwanda », Afrique contemporaine, 12/2011, Vol. 2, n°238, p. 11-27;
– Rémi Korman, « The Tutsi body in the 1994 genocide: ideology, physical destruction and memory », in Jean-Marc Dreyfus et Élisabeth Anstett (dir.), Destruction and human remains: Disposal and concealment in genocide and mass violence, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2014, p. 226-242;
– Rémi Korman, « Bury or display? The politics of exhumation in post-genocide Rwanda », in Jean-Marc Dreyfus et Élisabeth Anstett (dir.), Human remains and identification. Mass violence, genocide, and the ‘forensic turn’, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2015, p. 203-220;
– Rémi Korman, « Mobilising the dead? The place of bones and corpses in the commemoration of the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda », Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 09/2015, vol. 1, no 2, p. 56-70).