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Center for Human Rights & Peace Studies



  • Victoria Sanford, Director
  • Karine Avila, Student Intern
  • Kai Revan, Student Intern

Visiting Scholar

Steering Committee

Student Representatives:

  • Marlen Fernandez
  • Guillermo Escano

Administrative Representatives:

  • Alison Lehnerquam

Faculty Representatives:

  • Richard Blot (Associate Professor, Journalism, Communication, and Theatre)
  • Michael Buckley (Assistant Professor, Philosophy)
  • Alyshia Galvez (Associate Professor, Latin American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies)
  • Joy Greenberg (Assistant Professor, Social Work)
  • Christa Salamandra (Associate Professor, Anthropology)
  • Duane Tananbaum (Associate Professor, History)
  • Shirlee Cohen (Lecturer, Nursing)
  • Dr. Rima Brusi (Scholar in Residence)

Working Groups

The Center also has the following working groups, with participation by committee members and the generous help of many volunteers:

Affiliated Scholars

Fall 2018

  • Rima Brusi (Scholar in Residence)

Fall 2014

Katerina Stefatos

Katerina Stefatos holds a PhD in Politics, Goldsmiths College, University of London and an MSc in Gender and the Media, London School of Economics. She has studied Politics and International Relations in Greece and the US. She is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Lehman College, CUNY and is the Hellenic Studies Program Coordinator at Columbia University. She has published papers in the Journal of Modern Greek Studies and Estia, and has contributed book chapters for edited volumes by Palgrave-Macmillan, Payot, University of Pennsylvania Press (Human Rights Series) and Ashgate (forthcoming). She is currently co-editing (with Prof. Victoria Sanford and Cecilia Salvi) a volume entitled: Gender Violence, Conflict & the State that will be published by Rutgers University Press (2015) and revising her doctoral dissertation: “Engendering the Nation: Women, State Oppression, and Political Violence in postwar Greece (1946-1974)” (2012) towards publication. Her research interests include: gender and political violence, nationalism, trauma, memory and reconciliation.