Dr. Tazreena Sajjad currently serves as Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Global Governance, Politics and Security (GGPS) in the School of International Service (SIS). Her fields of specialization are International Politics and International Peace and Conflict Resolution. Her research interests include human rights and conflict, transitional justice, gender and conflict, humanitarian interventions, non-violent social movements, political violence in South Asia, and the disarmament and integration of combatants in post-conflict societies. Prior to joining SIS, she worked in the Afghanistan program at Global Rights in Afghanistan, and in the South Asia program at the National Democratic Institute (NDI). She has also served as a research consultant at the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) in Kabul, Afghanistan. Her article "Political-Social Movements: Community-Based: Afghanistan," was published in 2014 in the Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures. Dr. Sajjad is currently the lead researcher for the USAID-CMM funded project "Bridging the Gaps: A New Framework for Gender and Electoral Violence" in coordination with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). Her book Transitional Justice in South Asia: A Study of Afghanistan and Nepal was published by Routledge in 2013.
PhD and MA, SIS, American University, Washington D.C.
BA, Political Science and International Studies, Macalester College, MN.
International Baccalaureate, Red Cross Nordic United World College, Norway.