Dr. Carrer started this project for her doctoral research on the Lalgarh movement in India in 2012. The research focused on ordinary people’s experiences and perspectives of violent conflict. The fieldwork in 2013 was conducted in rural villages in West Bengal and it involved more than 90 in-depth interviews with local inhabitants, activists, former Maoists, and local state representatives.
At this stage, Dr. Carrer is working on publications drawing from the findings of this project, particularly in regards to everyday peace and people’s perspectives on ‘grievance’. We are also looking at ways of using these findings to engage with local activists, academics, ordinary people concerned with direct and structural violence, or local institutions in India to create more everyday peace together.