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Lisa Ndejuru

I work with survivors of organized violence to create accessible, non-medicalized, scalable strategies for healing and change after trauma and dislocation.

Lisa Ndejuru is a transdisciplinary PhD candidate at Concordia University and is a member of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec, with certifications in Moreno psychodrama and third-party neutral conflict resolution. She is a skilled practitioner of playback theatre and co-founded the Montreal-based Living Histories Ensemble. Born in Rwanda, she has served the Rwandan diaspora in North America for more than 20 years as an organizer, researcher and activist. Her extensive experimentation with storytelling, play and improvised theatre aims for individual and collective meaning-making and empowerment in the aftermath of large-scale political violence.


Individualized Program (Oral History, Theatre, Applied Human Sciences)


English, French, German


Steven High, Edward Little, Rosemary C. Reilly and Warren Linds

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Lisa's blog posts

  • The courage to just do it and laugh
    Posted on February 27, 2018 | By Lisa Ndejuru
    “Difficult knowledge is what one makes from the ruins of one’ s lovely knowledge.” Read more
  • Getting unstuck
    Posted on July 11, 2017 | By Lisa Ndejuru
    My topic is finding ways in which we can get ourselves unstuck, individually and collectively. That doesn’t mean I’m always particularly good at it. Every day I work hard at getting unstuck. Read more

In focus: Lisa Ndejuru by Shahab Mihandoust

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