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My Research Interests include:


Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

Gender and Genocide

Women Rescuers

Women Perpetrators

Great Lakes Region of Africa

Comparative Genocide

Holocaust, Genocide, Human Rights Education


I am an education consultant and the former Executive Director of Chhange, the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education. I hold the first Ph.D. in comparative genocide studies from Clark University's Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. I have presented at an array of professional conferences around the world and published pieces in academic journals, news outlets, and edited volumes. I served on the Advisory Board for the International Association of Genocide Scholars and on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of Jersey Shore.

I have worked and conducted research in Rwanda since 2004, served as a project coordinator in refugee camps in Tanzania, worked in refugee resettlement in Texas, and researched conflict globalization and conflict in Israel. Prior to coming to Chhange, I developed and managed post-secondary education programming for USC Shoah Foundation.

In addition to teaching and research, I have served as an academic consultant for Aegis Trust in Rwanda and as the scholarly advisor on the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda for Chhange's exhibit, Journeys Beyond Genocide: The Human Experience.

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