PhD, Oxford University
Aidan Russell completed his DPhil in History at Oxford University in 2013. Prior to his arrival in Geneva he was elected to a Title A research fellowship at Trinity College, Cambridge. He works on issues of truth, trust and authority, violence and memory, space and mobility, and decolonisation and the postcolony, with a particular interest in the Great Lakes region of Africa.
- Russell, Aidan. 2019. Politics and Violence in Burundi: The Language of Truth in an Emerging State. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Russell, Aidan, ed. 2018. Truth, Silence and Violence in Emerging States: Histories of the Unspoken. London: Routledge.
- 'Talking Politics and Watching the Border in Northern Burundi, c. 1960-1972'. DPhil thesis in History, Oxford University. 2013.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
- Desrosiers, Marie-Eve, and Aidan Russell. 2020. 'Histories of authority in the African Great Lakes: trajectories and transactions'. Africa 90, no. 5: 952-971.
- Russell, Aidan. 2019. 'Punctuated Places: Narrating Space in Burundi'. International Journal of African Historical Studies 52, no. 1: 133-158.
- Russell, Aidan. 2019. 'Euphemism, Censorship, and the Vocabularies of Silence in Burundi.' In Truth, Silence and Violence in Emerging States: Histories of the Unspoken, ed. Aidan Russell, 63-87. London: Routledge.
- Russell, Aidan. 2018. 'Introduction: Regimes of Silence'. In Truth, Silence and Violence in Emerging States: Histories of the Unspoken, ed. Aidan Russell, 1-25. London: Routledge.
- Russell, Aidan. 2016. 'Burundi 1960-67: Loyal Subjects and Obedient Citizens'. In Citizenship, Belonging, and Political Community in Africa: Dialogues between Past and Present, ed. Emma Hunter, 101-126. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press.
- Russell, Aidan. 2015. 'Rebel and Rule in Burundi', 1972. International Journal of African Historical Studies 48, no. 1: 73-97.
- Russell, Aidan. 2015. 'Obedience and Selective Genocide in Burundi'. Africa 85, no. 03: 437-456.
- 'Home, Music and Memory for the Congolese in Kampala', Journal of Eastern African Studies 5(2), 2011: 294-312