School of International Service
- Dr. Shepler's research interests include youth and conflict, reintegration of former child soldiers, post-conflict reconstruction, refugees, education and economic development, NGOs and globalization, transitional justice, and childhood studies. In addition to her academic work, Dr. Shepler has conducted research for UNICEF, the IRC, and Search for Common Ground. Her work has appeared in The Journal of Modern African Studies, Africa Today, Anthropology Today, and the Journal of Human Rights. Her book on the reintegration of former child soldiers in Sierra Leone, Childhood Deployed, was published by NYU Press in June 2014.
DegreesPhD, social and cultural studies in education, University of California, Berkeley
MA, mathematics, University of California, Berkeley
BA, mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz
Book Currently Reading:Making War in Côte d'Ivoire by Mike McGovern
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