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mw. prof. J.M. (Annemiek) Richters

Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
Programmagroep: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body

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  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
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  • Postbus 15509
    1001 NA Amsterdam
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  • Short bio

    Annemiek Richters, MD, anthropologist, is emeritus professor culture, health and illness Leiden University Medical Center. From 2004 onwards she has contributed in a number of leadership capacities to the development of community-based sociotherapy Rwanda. Her current research interest is psychosocial recovery and peacebuilding in the aftermath of mass atrocities. The majority of her publications over the past years focus on research addressing themes that emerged from the practice of sociotherapy in a post-conflict society.

    Key words: Genocide, violence, trauma, intergenerational transmission, transitional justice, community based sociotherapy, African Great Lakes Region, Indonesia

  • Publicaties

    2020

    • Ingabire, C. M., & Richters, J. M. (2020). Suicidal Ideation and Behavior Among Congolese Refugees in Rwanda: Contributing Factors, Consequences, and Support Mechanisms in the Context of Culture. Frontiers in Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00299

    2019

    • Eichelsheim, V., Berckmoes, L., Hola, B., Rutayisire, T., & Richters, A. (2019). Before my time? Addressing the intergenerational legacies of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Intervention : the international journal of mental health, psychosocial work and counselling in areas of armed conflict, 17(1), 31-39. https://doi.org/10.4103/1571-8883.239711 [details]
    • Groen, S. P. N., Richters, A. J. M., Laban, C. J., van Busschbach , J. T., & Devillé, W. L. J. M. (2019). Cultural Identity Confusion and Psychopathology: A Mixed-Methods Study Among Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Netherlands. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 207(3), 162–170. https://doi.org/10.1097/NMD.0000000000000935 [details]
    • Ingabire, C. M., & Richters, A. (2019). Second-generation Perspectives on Reconciliation after Genocide: A Case Study of Rwanda. In H. E. Shockman, V. Hernández, & A. Boitano (Eds.), Peace, Reconciliation and Social Justice Leadership in the 21st Century: The Role of Leaders and Followers (pp. 67-80). (Building Leadership Bridges; Vol. 8). Bingley: Emerald Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2058-880120190000008005 [details]

    2018

    • Groen, S. P. N., Richters, A., Laban, C. J., & Deville, W. L. J. M. (2018). Cultural Identity Among Afghan and Iraqi Traumatized Refugees: Towards a Conceptual Framework for Mental Health Care Professionals. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 42(1), 69–91. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11013-016-9514-7 [details]
    • Kagoyire, M. G., & Richters, A. (2018). "We are the memory representation of our parents”: Intergenerational legacies of genocide among descendants of rape survivors in Rwanda. Torture, 28(3), 30-45. https://doi.org/10.7146/torture.v28i3.111183 [details]
    • Sarabwe, E., Richters, A., & Vysma, M. (2018). Marital conflict in the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda: An explorative study within the context of community based sociotherapy. Intervention : the international journal of mental health, psychosocial work and counselling in areas of armed conflict, 16(1), 14-21. https://doi.org/10.1097/WTF.0000000000000147 [details]

    2017

    • Berckmoes, L. H., Eichelsheim, V., Rutayisire, T., Richters, A., & Hola, B. (2017). How Legacies of Genocide Are Transmitted in the Family Environment: A Qualitative Study of Two Generations in Rwanda. Societies, 7(3), [24]. https://doi.org/10.3390/soc7030024 [details]
    • Groen, S. P. N., Richters, A., Laban, C. J., & Devillé, W. L. J. M. (2017). Implementation of the Cultural Formulation through a newly developed Brief Cultural Interview: Pilot data from the Netherlands. Transcultural Psychiatry, 54(1), 3-22. https://doi.org/10.1177/1363461516678342 [details]
    • Ingabire, C. M., Kagoyire, G., Karangwa, D., Ingabire, N., Habarugira, N., Jansen, A., & Richters, A. (2017). Trauma informed restorative justice through community based sociotherapy in Rwanda. Intervention : the international journal of mental health, psychosocial work and counselling in areas of armed conflict, 15(3), 241-253. https://doi.org/10.1097/WTF.0000000000000163 [details]

    2016

    • Karangwa, D., Richters, J. M., & Mbabazize, M. (2016). Economic development through psychosocial interventions: Community based socio-therapy program in Muhanga District, Rwanda. International Journal of Humanities & Social Studies, 4(10), 138-150. [details]
    • Planas, M. E., Middelkoop, B., Cruzado, V., & Richters, A. (2016). Navigating ethnicity in Peru: a framework for measuring multiple self-identification among indigenous Quechua women. Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, 11(1), 70-92.

    2015

    • Jansen, S., White, R., Hogwood, J., Jansen, A., Gishoma, D., Mukamana, D., & Richters, A. (2015). The ‘‘treatment gap’’ in global mental health reconsidered: sociotherapy for collective trauma in Rwanda. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 6, [28706]. https://doi.org/10.3402/ejpt.v6.28706 [details]
    • Lakika, D., Kankonde, P., & Richters, A. (2015). Violence, suffering and support: Congolese forced migrants’ experiences of psychosocial services in Johannesburg. In I. Palmary, B. Hamber, & L. Núñez (Eds.), Healing and Change in the City of Gold: Case Studies of Coping and Support in Johannesburg (pp. 101-119). (Peace Psychology Book Series; Vol. 24). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08768-9_6 [details]
    • Maringira, G., Gibson, D., & Richters, A. (2015). 'It's in my blood': the military habitus of former Zimbabwean soldiers in exile in South Africa. Armed Forces & Society, 41(1), 23-42. https://doi.org/10.1177/0095327X14523001 [details]
    • Maringira, G., Richters, A., & Núňez, L. (2015). Between remorse and nostalgia: Haunting memories of war and the search for healing among former Zimbabwean soldiers in exile in South Africa. In I. Palmary, B. Hamber, & L. Núñez (Eds.), Healing and Change in the City of Gold: Case Studies of Coping and Support in Johannesburg (pp. 79-100). (Peace Psychology Book Series; Vol. 24). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08768-9_5 [details]
    • Richters, A. (2015). Enhancing family and community resilience and wellbeing across the generations: The contribution of community-based sociotherapy in post-genocide Rwanda. International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience, 17(3), 661-662. [details]

    2014

    • Richters, A., & Sarabwe, E. (2014). Everyday partner violence in Rwanda: The contribution of community-based sociotherapy to peaceful family life. African Safety Promotion: A Journal of Injury and Violence Prevention, 12(1), 18-34. [details]
    • Rutayisire, T., & Richters, A. (2014). Everyday suffering outside prison walls: a legacy of community justice in post-genocide Rwanda. Social Science & Medicine, 120, 413-420. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.06.009 [details]

    2013

    • Maringira, G., Richters, A., & Gibson, D. (2013). Zimbabwean army deserters in South Africa: military bonding and survival. Africa Peace and Conflict Journal, 6(2), 32-43. [details]
    • Richters, A., Rutayisire, T., & Slegh, H. (2013). Sexual transgression and social disconnection: healing through community-based sociotherapy in Rwanda. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 15(S4), S581-S593. https://doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2013.780261 [details]

    2012

    • Richters, J. M., Ormel, H., & van der Kwaak, A. (2012). Multi-country programme on social science research redesigned: The case for a Great Lakes Applied Research Centre. In A. van der Kwaak, H. Ormel, & A. Richters (Eds.), Capacity-building for knowledge generation: Experiences in the context of health and development (pp. 125-138). Amsterdam: KIT.
    • Slegh, H., & Richters, A. (2012). Masculinity and gender-based violence in Rwanda: the potential contribution of community-based strategies to make a change. In J. Freedman (Ed.), Engaging men in the fight against gender violence: case studies from Africa (pp. 131-158). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [details]
    • van der Kwaak, A., Richters, J. M., & Ormel, H. (2012). Creative pathways: From capacity development to action learning. In A. van der Kwaak, H. Ormel, & A. Richters (Eds.), Capacity-building for knowledge generation: Experiences in the context of health and developmentCapacity-building for knowledge generation: Experiences in the context of health and development (pp. 11-21). Amsterdam: KIT.

    2011

    • Holten, L., & Richters, A. (2011). A maternity clinic in Mali: bioethics and moral experiences in a zone of awkward engagement. Medische Antropologie, 23(1), 11-28. [details]
    • Jonkers, M., Richters, A., Zwart, J., Öry, F., & van Roosmalen, J. (2011). Severe maternal morbidity among immigrant women in the Netherlands: patients' perspectives. Reproductive health matters, 19(37), 144-153. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0968-8080(11)37556-8 [details]
    • Nahar, P., & Richters, A. (2011). Suffering of childless women in Bangladesh: the intersection of social identities of gender and class. Anthropology & Medicine, 18(3), 327-338. https://doi.org/10.1080/13648470.2011.615911 [details]
    • Zwart, J. J., Jonkers, M. D., Richters, A., Öry, F., Bloemenkamp, K. W., Duvekot, J. J., & van Roosmalen, J. (2011). Ethnic disparity in severe acute maternal morbidity: a nationwide cohort study in the Netherlands. European Journal of Public Health, 21(2), 229-234. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckq046 [details]

    2010

    • Akello, G., Reis, R., & Richters, A. (2010). Silencing distressed children in the context of war in northern Uganda: An analysis of its dynamics and its health consequences. Social Science & Medicine, 71(2), 213-220. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.03.030 [details]
    • Akello-Ayebare, G., Richters, J. M., Polderman, A. M., & Visser, L. G. (2010). Healthcare-seeking strategies among displaced children in war-ridden northern Uganda: the case of malaria. Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology, 104(5), 369-376. https://doi.org/10.1179/136485910X12743554760342 [details]
    • Igreja, V., Dias-Lambranca, B., Hershey, D. A., Racin, L., Richters, A., & Reis, R. (2010). The epidemiology of spirit possession in the aftermath of mass political violence in Mozambique. Social Science & Medicine, 71(3), 592-599. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.04.024 [details]
    • Kapteijns, L., & Richters, A. (2010). Introduction. In L. Kapteijns, & A. Richters (Eds.), Mediations of violence in Africa: fashioning new futures from contested pasts (pp. 1-23). (African-Europe group for interdisciplinary studies; No. 5). Leiden: Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/ej.9789004185364.i-266.7 [details]
    • Kapteijns, L., & Richters, A. (2010). Preface. In L. Kapteijns, & A. Richters (Eds.), Mediations of violence in Africa: fashioning new futures from contested pasts (pp. xvii-xviii). (African-Europe group for interdisciplinary studies; No. 5). Leiden: Brill. [details]
    • Richters, A. (2010). Suffering and healing in the aftermath of war and genocide in Rwanda: mediations through community-based sociotherapy. In L. Kapteijns, & A. Richters (Eds.), Mediations of violence in Africa: fashioning new futures from contested pasts (pp. 173-210). (African-Europe group for interdisciplinary studies; No. 5). Leiden: Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/ej.9789004185364.i-266.56 [details]
    • Richters, A., Rutayisire, T., & Dekker, C. (2010). Care as a turning point in sociotherapy: remaking the moral world in post-genocide Rwanda. Medische Antropologie, 22(1), 93-108. [details]
    • Verduin, F., Scholte, W. F., Rutayisire, T., & Richters, A. (2010). How qualitative information helped to shape quantitative research instruments in Rwanda. Intervention : the international journal of mental health, psychosocial work and counselling in areas of armed conflict, 8(3), 233-244. https://doi.org/10.1097/WTF.0b013e3283417522 [details]

    2014

    • Richters, A. (2014). Conclusion. Torture, 24(S1), 54-57. [details]
    • Richters, A. (2014). Introduction. Torture, 24(S1), 6-11. [details]

    2012

    • Akello, G., Richters, A., Reis, R., & Rwabukwali, C. B. (2012). Children's psychological distress and needs in Northern Uganda's conflict zone: an assessment of stakeholder's conflicting engagements. In E. M. Alvarez, & A. J. Escobar (Eds.), Psychology of war (pp. 33-61). New York: Nova Science Publishers. [details]
    • van der Kwaak, A., Ormel, H., & Richters, J. M. (Eds.) (2012). Capacity-building for knowledge generation: Experiences in the context of health and development. Amsterdam: KIT.

    2010

    • Akello, G., Richters, A., & Ovuga, E. (2010). Children’s management of complaints symptomatic of psychological distress: a critical analysis of the different approaches in Northern Uganda. African Journal of Traumatic Stress, 1(2), 70-79. [details]
    • Kapteijns, L., & Richters, A. (2010). Mediations of violence in Africa: fashioning new futures from contested pasts. (Africa-Europe group for interdisciplinary studies; No. 5). Leiden: Brill. [details]
    • Richters, A. (2010). Migrants, discrimination and equity in access to health promotion and health care. In V. Lasch, U. Sonntag, & U. Maschewsky-Schneider (Eds.), Equity in access to health promotion, treatment and care for all European women (pp. 63-78). Kassel: Kassel University Press. [details]
    • Richters, A., Rutayisire, T., Sewimfura, T., & Ngendahayo, E. (2010). Psychotrauma, healing and reconciliation in Rwanda: the contribution of community-based sociotherapy. African Journal of Traumatic Stress, 1(2), 55-63. [details]

    2009

    • Akello, G., Richters, A., & Reis, R. (2009). Coming to terms with accountability: why the reintegration of former child soldiers in Northern Uganda fails. In P. Gobodo-Madikizela, & C. van der Merwe (Eds.), Memory, narrative, and forgiveness: perspectives on the unfinished journeys of the past (pp. 188-212). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishers. [details]

    2015

    • Richters, A. (2015). [Review of: G. Frerks, A. Ypeij, R.S. König (2014) Gender and conflict: Embodiments, discourses and symbolic practices]. LOVA, 36.

    2014

    2010

    • Richters, A. (2010). De spin en het web: een context-gestuurde benadering van psychosociaal lijden. In H. Beijers, & R. van Dijk (Eds.), Kralen zonder ketting: een verkenning van het antropologisch perspectief in de psychiatrie (pp. 2-6). Diemen: AMB. [details]
    • Richters, A., & van Mens, L. (2010). Van feministisch gynaecoloog tot behoeder van het zelfbeschikkingsrecht voor ouderen: in gesprek met Eylard van Hall. Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies, 13(2), 65-72. [details]
    • Richters, A., & van Thiel, T. (2010). Genezingsprocessen in het perspectief van cultuur, herinneringspolitiek, recht, vergeving en verzoening: verslag van de lezing door prof. dr. Annemiek Richters, hoogleraar Cultuur, gezondheid en ziekte aan het Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum, gehouden op 3 november 2009 in het Parrotia Podium, bibliotheek VANnU, Roosendaal. Bulletin GGZ WNB (Geestelijke Gezondheidszorg Westelijk Noord-Brabant), 7(1), 25-28. [details]

    Tijdschriftredactie

    • Richters, A. (editor) & Kagoyire, G. (editor) (2014). Torture (Journal).

    Spreker

    • Richters, J. M. (invited speaker) (10-3-2011). Oorlogsgeweld tegen vrouwen: Gevolgen, overlevingskracht en solidariteit, Annie Romein Verschoor lezing, Universiteit Leiden.
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