Kerry Whigham is a doctoral candidate in Performance Studies at New York University. He has published articles in the journals Tourist Studies, Material Culture, Museum and Society, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, and has written a chapter for the edited volume Reconstructing Atrocity Prevention, which will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2015. He is also the managing editor of e-misférica, a biannual, trilingual, peer-reviewed journal published by the Hemispheric Institute.
Kerry's doctoral research focuses on the social and affective force of genocidal violence. His dissertation—entitled Affective Echoes: Affect, Resonant Violence, and the Processing of Collective Trauma in Post-Genocidal Societies—examines an array of memory practices that have emerged in post-conflict societies that respond to and transform this violence, including practices of social activism and the construction of memorials and other sites of memory. He conducted field work for his dissertation in Argentina, Germany, Poland, and the United States.