Justin Sheria Nfundiko is Principal Investigator of the EdJAM-funded project, Uprooted: co-creating an educational timeline addressing the violent past, and Associate Professor at the faculty of Social Sciences at the Catholic University of Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo (UCB, DR Congo), as well as a researcher at the Official University of Bukavu (UOB, DR Congo).
His research focuses on the role of education in consolidating peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and more specifically Eastern Congo. More generally, his research interests include peace education, demobilisation and reintegration of former soldiers, childhood, and peacebuilding. Prior to his current role, Justin obtained his PhD at the Centre for Research on Peace and Development. In addition to his doctoral degree, Justin holds a Master’s degree in Sociology obtained at the Université Officielle de Bukavu (DRC) and an Advanced Master’s in Development and Societies obtained at the Université Catholique de Louvain at Louvain-la-neuve in Belgium.