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Christina Harris Adjunct Instructor School of International Service

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At AU, Christina passed her doctoral comprehensive exams in the fields of International Relations (2018) and International Peace and Conflict Resolution (2019). Christina holds BAs in Anthropology and English Literature (2004) from Skidmore College and an MA in International Human Rights (2010) with concentrations in International Law and Humanitarian Assistance from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, where she held the positions of Faculty-Appointed Program Representative and President of the Association of Students for Human Rights. In the summer of 2009 Christina spent an intensive semester at Hebrew University in Jerusalem with the Minerva Center for Human Rights studying the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and interning with local human rights organizations.

Christina's research interests include transitional and transformative justice; multiculturalism, (mis)recognition and the politics of difference; post-conflict peacebuilding; international human rights and humanitarian laws; and international norms and state behavior. She draws on qualitative and interpretive method(ologie)s in her work, and co-leads a peer discussion group at SIS focused on interpretive research. Christina has more than a decade of experience working with international organizations and NGOs, including UN agencies, USAID-funded projects, Amnesty International USA and Ploughshares Fund. During her time working with United Nations offices in Geneva, her work focused primarily on post-conflict peacebuilding, specifically disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR), gender policy and programs, and transitional justice. Her professional and volunteer experiences have taken her to Costa Rica, Egypt, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Israel & Palestine, Mexico, Switzerland and Vietnam.
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Summer 2021

  • SISU-102 Natl Studnt Ldrshp Conf Topics: Sustainable Devel & Design

  • SISU-102 Natl Studnt Ldrshp Conf Topics: Sustainable Devel & Design

  • SISU-196 Selected Topics:non-Recurring: Sustainable Devel & Design