Before I met Chandra, she was already the most cited scholar in my research on transitional justice and post-conflict peacebuilding. Then she read my PhD dissertation as my external examiner and gladly accepted to be my mentor in the Justice, Conflict, and Development Network. Over the past two years we attended four workshops together and Chandra read and commented on every paper I have published and still working on. She was my true mentor and supervisor, always there to provide insightful advice and constructive feedback on my work. Whenever we met for lunch or dinner, I had a bonus – her great sense of humor.
Chandra, your mentorship was brief (and I was hoping for more), but it’s an indelible mark in my academic and professional life.
You have gone when we needed you most. Rest in eternal peace, my dear mentor!