Caroline Bennett is a socio-cultural anthropologist, whose work addresses issues of conflict and violence. Having previously worked as a forensic anthropologist in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iraq, her work considers the intersection of academic analysis with practical experience to explore issues of international interventions, human rights, and geopolitics.
Caroline completed a PhD in social anthropology and an MA in visual anthropology at the University of Kent, an MSc in forensic anthropology from Bradford University and a BSc(hons) in anthropology from University College London. She is currently a lecturer in cultural anthropology at Victoria University of Wellington.
With an interest in breaking down the barriers between academia and the public, Caroline is interested in how creative methodologies enable spaces for exploring difficult and sensitive issues, and how visual methods in particular can offer modes for engaging beyond the academic community.