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Dr. Wanda Wigfall-Williams has negotiated with terrorists, facilitated dialogues and focus groups with paramilitary groups, and worked to develop anti-human trafficking campaigns in Eastern Europe and Asia.
She has taught at George Mason University in the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and at Columbia College presenting graduate courses in conflict management, mitigation and reconciliation strategies. She also has lectured at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
As the first American named a Tip O’Neill Peace Fellow, Dr. Wigfall-Williams conducted extensive field research examining identity negotiation strategies within the context of cross-cultural marriages in the divided society of Northern Ireland. Her expertise in program planning, implementation and evaluation for entities such as the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has encompassed issues related to identity, gender equity, sectarianism, and reconciliation.
She is exploring how diasporic allegiances impact conflict in divided societies such as Northern Ireland, Sri Lanka, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
DegreesPhD, MS, conflict analysis and resolution, George Mason University, BS, psychology, Temple University
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