Olga Liselotte Burkhardt-Vetter

Olga Liselotte Burkhardt-Vetter


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Olga Burkhardt-Vetter is an ESRC-funded doctoral candidate at the School of International Relations, working on the themes of healing and reconciliation after mass atrocities and genocide in relation to Germany’s violent colonial and Nazi past. She is a member of the University of St Andrews' Cultural Memory Research Group and has a particular research interest in memory and trauma studies, peacebuilding, healing and reconciliation, conflict transformation and transitional and historical justice.  

Burkhardt-Vetter holds an undergraduate degree in Literary Studies and Sociology from the University of Stuttgart and an MLitt in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of St Andrews. Before returning to academia, Burkhardt-Vetter worked as a journalist and author for several newspapers and a publishing company in Germany and taught at the University of Stuttgart, the SRH University Heidelberg and the University of Applied Sciences Fulda.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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