Sophie is an anthropologist and PhD scholar at the School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University. Her main interests are practises and conceptions of death, burial practises and the relationships between the living and the dead. She has conducted her fieldwork in and around Gulu, Northern Uganda. Her research so far has centred on various practises used and mechanisms involved in attempting to move on after war and death, focusing on the use of narratives, rituals and material reminders of the dead.
Within TrustLand, Sophie will study how the dead play a part in disputes over land; how the dead can be actors in such disputes, and how the living might use the dead as pawns when trying to claim land. She will be focusing both on the strategies which are employed when burying the recently dead and when reburying the long dead.