Sara Weschler has been involved with advocacy surrounding the Lord’s Resistance Army conflict since 2005 and started traveling to Uganda in 2007, ultimately moving there after college to work for a local peace-building NGO in the northern town of Gulu. Since 2012 she has worked as a global academic fellow at NYU Abu Dhabi, teaching academic writing to freshmen. She is also writing a book about a Ugandan friend who spent eight years in LRA captivity, initially as a child soldier but ultimately as a commander. The book is based on interviews they conducted during her two years in Gulu and explores the way the LRA conflict blurs the victim-perpetrator divide.
Weschler graduated from Brown University in 2010 and will begin an M.A. program in African studies this fall.