Marieke Zoodsma (1988) has a BA in Cultural Anthropology, a minor in Conflict studies and graduated from the master program Holocaust and Genocide studies in 2014 at the University of Amsterdam. During her studies, she focused on the effects mass murder and genocide have on society and culture, and specialized in identity formation, religion, and reconciliation. For her master thesis, nominated for the UvA thesis price 2014, she conducted field research in Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to research the role of religious initiatives in the reconciliation process. After graduating, Marieke has worked for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide studies and as a seminar lecturer at the University of Utrecht. Marieke is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Tilburg as part of the ERC-project on “Political Apologies across Cultures”. Her research will focus on how political apologies are expressed and received in different cultures.