Editorial Note

The Journal of Peace and Security Studies (JPSS) is a peer-reviewed electronic and print journal, published by the Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies (IPSS) of Gulu University, Uganda. The Journal reflects the multi-disciplinary focus of the Institute and publishes articles in the social sciences and humanities, broadly defined to include anthropology, sociology, political science, history, psychology, law, conflict and peace studies, religious studies and environmental studies. Articles that cut across disciplinary boundaries are particularly welcome. Uganda is a key regional focus for the Journal, but contributions from the whole East African region and beyond are encouraged as well. JPSS is published periodically. Volumes/numbers devoted to specific topics and edited by invited guests alternate with miscellaneous volumes/numbers.


This Special Issue of JPSS (JPSS Volume 2, Number 2) on mental health in post-war northern Uganda is edited by Lioba Lenhart from the Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies/IPSS, Gulu University and Susan Reynolds Whyte from the Institute of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, who have collaborated in the context of the ongoing research project ‘Governing Transition in Northern Uganda: Trust and Land’ (aka ‘TrustLand’) jointly implemented by IPSS, the Department of Culture and Society of Aarhus University and the Department of Anthropology of the University of Copenhagen.

IPSS and the editors of JPSS would like to thank the contributors as well as the peer reviewers, who have to remain anonymous, for their great commitment and excellent work. Our sincere gratitude goes also to the Danish Research Council for Development Research and the TrustLand Project for financial and scholarly support.

Lioba Lenhart, JPSS Editor-in-Chief

Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies, Gulu University, Uganda