Lewis Mudge is a researcher in the Africa Division at Human Rights Watch focusing on the Central African Republic (CAR), Rwanda, and Burundi. Before joining Human Rights Watch he was based in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, as the field manager for Interactive Radio for Justice, an organization dedicated to creating local radio programs that concentrated on International Criminal Court proceedings. He has lived in Africa for 10 years, the last six of which have been focused on the Great Lakes region. He has written several Human Rights Watch reports and his op-eds have appeared in major papers and news outlets, but his true love is field research and getting to understand the individual cost of human rights abuses. He has a masters in African Politics from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.