Kirsten Ainley

Chandra was an academic of the very highest quality, in every sense. She was driven by care and conviction, and her work exposed political grandstanding and challenged academics and policy makers alike to attend to the needs of those affected by conflict. She knew more than many specialists on a remarkable range of cases, but wore her incredible breadth of expertise lightly. She supported students and early career researchers energetically, and took her teaching as seriously as her research. She was dynamite company over a cocktail and an invaluable participant on conference panels and roundtables. I realise now she’s gone that I had taken to inviting Chandra to just about every academic event I organised over the last few years, so insightful were her contributions. Rest in peace, Chandra. You will be much missed.

Kirsten Ainley

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