Damon F Lynch

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395 Hubert H Humphrey
301-19th Ave S

I am a student in the cultural anthropology PhD program, which I started in September 2009. My research interest is how Tajiks perceive time when they reflect on the 1992-98 Tajik civil war. I am also interested in what influence Islam has on this, if any. Communities emerging from protracted violent conflict rarely perceive time in a simple linear fashion. I also have research interests in Iran, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Israel/Palestine. I am from Aotearoa (New Zealand).

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • M.A.: Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, 2007.
  • BSc.: Computer Science, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 1994.


  • Tajikistan
  • religious symbols and narratives
  • experience of time
  • mysticism
  • nonviolence
  • peacebuilding
  • photography