Celine Mukamurenzi, PhD candidate


A Rwandan citizen, Celine Mukamurenzi joined SIT Study Abroad in 2013. Before that, she worked with the Rwanda Peace Academy, a regional center of excellence in the fields of training and research related to post-conflict reconstruction and peacebuilding and has participated in various research projects—most related to the 1994 Rwandan genocide and its effects. She counts among her greatest passions working in a multicultural learning environment.

She holds a BA in social work from the National University of Rwanda and an MA in peace education from the United Nations Mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. She worked as project manager with the Association for Development and Social Transformation, a local civil society organization engaged in training for social transformation in Rwanda. In 2010, Celine was awarded a fellowship with the University for Peace Great Lakes Program, where she designed and developed curricula focused on education for social transformation, and gender and peacebuilding. She later worked as a curriculum design consultant with the National University of Rwanda’s Center for Conflict Management.

In 2021, Celine was awarded the Gerda Henkel Stiftung Fellowship to pursue PhD research in religion and peace studies at Makerere University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. She serves on the board of directors for a number of civil society organizations in Rwanda where she shares her expertise in the field of peacebuilding.

Courses Taught

Anatomy of Genocide and Intra-State Conflict
Post Conflict Reconstruction and Peacebuilding
Research Methods and Ethics
Internship Seminar

Select Publications

Mukamurenzi, C. (2012). Towards the understanding of social transformation process – special focus on Rwandan context. Lap Lambert.

Research Interests

Conflict and peace
Women’s empowerment: theory and praxis
Early and primary education 


  • PhD Candidate, Religion and Peace Studies, Makerere University
  • MA, Peace Education, United Nations Mandated University for Peace
  • BA, Social Work, National University of Rwanda
Celine Mukamurenzi, PhD candidate

SIT Study Abroad

Academic Director

RWANDA: Post-Genocide Restoration and Peacebuilding

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Academic Director

RWANDA: Peace and Conflict Studies

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