Peace studies expert talks about her fieldwork Jan. 9

Dr. Federica De Sisto

Dr. Federica De Sisto

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Dr. Federica De Sisto, a research associate in the University of Dublin's Institute of International Integration Studies, will give a presentation on "Doing Sensitive Research Cross-Cultural Contexts: Reflections from Fieldwork” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, in 1115 Moore Hall on the campus of Western Michigan University.

De Sisto holds a Ph.D. in peace studies from Trinity College. She is a former visiting fellow at the Arthur Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at the University of Manitoba, Canada, and at the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia.

She is currently involved in a European Union reconciliation project between Muslim and Christian communities in Northern Nigeria. Her research and teaching interests include conflict transformation and peace building, governance, minorities' rights, gender and development, migration and refugee studies.

This lecture is sponsored by WMU's Center for African Development Policy Research and co-sponsored by WMU's Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs; departments of Anthropology, Economics, Gender and Women Studies, Geography, Sociology, and World Languages and Literatures; Haenicke Institute for Global Education; Lee Honors College; Walker Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations; Office of Diversity and Inclusion; and Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society.

For more information, contact Dr. Sisay Asefa, director of WMU's Center for African Development Policy Research, at sisay.asefa@wmich.edu or (269) 387-5556.

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