We are delighted to welcome our new editors for the Network’s Working Paper Series, Tim Wyman-McCarthy and Sigrun Schaumburg-Müller (bios below)! We are deeply appreciative to our outgoing editors, Michelle Bellino and Cathlin Goulding, and wish them continued success in their academic endeavors. If you are interested in submitting a paper to the series, please e-mail Tim and Sigrun at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tim Wyman-McCarthy is a PhD student in the Department of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley, where he researches human rights discourse at the intersection of law, political theory, international relations, and policy. Prior to this, Tim worked for the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University, where he was program coordinator for the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability and the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program. He has interned in the Disability Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, edited RightsViews (Columbia’s human rights blog), and has worked as a research assistant, teaching assistant, and copy editor across the social sciences and humanities. Tim received his BA in History and Literature from Queen’s University, Canada, and a Masters in English Language and Literature from Oxford University, UK, where he concentrated on South African writing. He then completed his Masters in Human Rights Studies at Columbia University, where his research focused on Indigenous rights and settler colonialism. As incoming co-editor of the Network’s working paper series, Tim is delighted to put his editorial skills to work and to continue his work in historical dialogue and related fields.
Sigrun Schaumburg-Müller holds a Masters degree in International Studies, where her research focused on the role and evolution of memory narratives in El Salvador in the aftermath of that country’s civil war. Until recently, Sigrun lived in Bogota, Colombia, researching the country’s transition to peace and working as an editor and writer for Bogota Post. She previously held an internship at the NGO CRIPDES in San Salvador, and she has also lived and worked in Argentina, focusing her studies on transitional justice in Latin America. Sigrun holds a BA in Comparative Literature from Aarhus University and she plans to pursue a PhD within the field of transitional justice and social memory in Latin America. Sigrun participated in the 2016 Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory Network conference, held at the University of Amsterdam, and has followed the Network’s activities and the field of historical dialogue with keen interest. Aside from her editorial position in Colombia, Sigrun has served as the editor of Visir Faculty Magazine in Aarhus, and she is excited to serve as co-editor of the Network’s working paper series.