Elizabeth Cychosz

In December 2016, Elizabeth will graduate from the Master’s program in Peace and Justice Studies at the University of San Diego, where she has studied the role of memory in peacebuilding processes in divided societies. Drawing on her lifelong interest in museums, Cychosz has worked on issues relating to memorialization, cultural heritage, and power-sharing in Northern Ireland, Cambodia, and on indigenous and racial justice topics in the United States. Her undergraduate thesis "Everything is Just Starting": (Re)presenting the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocidal Crimes as a Post-Justice Site of Memory,” explored the relationship between transitional justice mechanisms and memory at one of the most prominent Khmer Rouge-era memorial sites in Cambodia.