Lena Rüßing studied Media and Communications Studies and History at the University of Bonn. She also holds a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Studies in European Culture at the University of Konstanz and the University of Pretoria. After finishing her studies in 2014, she received a scholarship from the “Cultural Foundations of Social Integration” Center of Excellence at the University of Konstanz from November 2014 till April 2015. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate and scholarship holder at the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne at the University of Cologne, doing research on the legacy of Indian residential schools and the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In 2017, she was awarded the annual doctorate scholarship by the “Stiftung für Kanada-Studien” in Germany, on the basis of her research project “Indian Residential Schools: A History of Postcolonial Acknowledgement in Canada”. Her PhD project is affiliated to the Modern History Department of the School of History at the University of Cologne and is supervised by Prof. Dr. Ulrike Lindner. Rüßing’s research topics include processes of transitional justice, peace and conflict studies from a historical point of view, indigenous history, and postcolonial theory with a focus on former settler societies.