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Dr. Janie L. Leatherman

Professor of Politics & International Studies
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Dr. Janie Leatherman is professor of politics and international studies. She is Chair of Politics, Director of the Humanitarian Action Minor, and Project Director of Collaborative Project in Student Learning: The Examination of Enduring Questions through Humanitarian Education (Teagle Foundation Grant)

Her publications include Violencia Sexual y Conflictos Armados (ICIP and Edicions Bellaterra, transl., 2014) and  Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict (Polity 2011); Discipline and Punishment in Global Politics: Illusions of Control, ed. Janie Leatherman (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008); Charting Transnational Democracy: Beyond Global Arrogance, ed. Janie Leatherman and Julie Webber (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005); From Cold War to Democratic Peace: Third Parties,Peaceful Change and the OSCE (Syracuse University Press, 2003); and Breaking Cycles of Violence: Conflict Prevention in Intrastate Crises, co-authored by Janie Leatherman, Raimo Väyrynen, William DeMars, and Patrick Gaffney (Kumarian, 1999). Her research covers conflict, gender and violence, sex-trafficking, foreign policy and transnational politics.

Dr. Leatherman's training and consultancy in conflict resolution include the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes, the United Nations University, Catholic Relief Services, Search for Common Ground, the Brookings Institution, and the Council on Foreign Relations (New York). She has grants from national and international funding sources, including the Department of Education, United States Institute of Peace, the Social Science Research Council, Pew Foundation, Swedish Government, and also the Fulbright-Hayes and American Scandinavian dissertation fellowships. She has delivered more than 50 public addresses and dozens of conference papers in national and international forum.

Dr. Leatherman served as Director of International Studies at Fairfield University from 2006-20012. Her prior appointments include Director of International Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences, Illinois State University (1997-2006), Visiting Fellow, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame (1992-1997), and Visiting Assistant Professor, Macalester College (1989-1991). She was Director of Brethren Colleges Abroad and taught at the University of Barcelona from 1991-1992. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies (1991).

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