Dr. Tazreena Sajjad currently serves as Professorial Lecturer in the Global Governance, Politics and Security (GGPS) Program in the School of International Service (SIS) at American University in Washington D.C. Her research interests include transitional justice, refugees, post-conflict governance, gender and conflict, and social movements in south Asia. Currently, her research examines the volunteer networks in the global refugee crisis, unaccompanied minors and global displacement, military detention of refugees and the emergence of political Islam in Bangladesh. Prior to joining SIS, Dr. Sajjad 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. Dr. Sajjad is currently leading the project "Bridging the Gaps: A New Framework for Gender and Electoral Violence," in coordination with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). Her most recent articles include "Heavy Hands, Helping Hands, Holding Hands: The Politics of Exclusion in Victims' Networks in Nepal" and "Too Many Enemies: Mobilization, Marginalization and Political Violence" (co-authored with Dr. Carl Anders Hardig). Her book "Transitional Justice in South Asia: A Study of Afghanistan and Nepal" was published 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.