As an undergraduate studying Peace, War, and Defense at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I researched arts and peace education and discovered the power of creativity in the classroom. I went on to work as a poet and educator, performing and teaching around the world; a journalist, focusing on peace and conflict stories; and as Executive Director of a spoken word poetry and peace education non-profit. Eventually, this work led me to begin focusing on using education to address the critical problem of men’s violence against women. Through a fusion of arts and peace education, I co-created and taught a men’s violence prevention program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for several years. In recognition of this work, I was awarded a Rotary Peace Fellowship to the University of Bradford, where I received my MA with distinction. At Cambridge, my doctoral research examined the potential benefits, challenge, and risks of arts-integrated men's violence prevention education through interviews with educators and a year-long case study of one program. I am currently working in a post-doctoral role at the London School of Economics as a researcher in the Gender, Justice and Security Hub.
North Carolina State University
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Bradford