Elizabeth Stites and co-authors Roxani Krystalli, Alex Humphrey, and Nyuon Moses Gathuoy published their article “Cattle to cash: Changing marriage practices among displaced people in Bentiu, South Sudan” in Women’s…
In September 2020, Roxani will start an appointment as a permanent Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Her research and teaching will focus on feminist approaches to peace and conflict studies. Roxani has spent more than a decade focused on understanding people’s experiences of violence and justice in the aftermath of armed conflict. She works with former combatants, refugees, victims and survivors of violence throughout Latin America, the Mediterranean, and East Africa.
Between July 2014 and May 2020, Roxani was a Program Manager at Feinstein International Center. Her work examined issues of gender, war, critical humanitarianism, and peace-building. During her time at the Feinstein International Center, Roxani managed partnerships with Oxfam and Mercy Corps and conducted collaborative research on how people survive during and after conflict, on the experiences of refugees in the Mediterranean, and on practices for synthesizing humanitarian evidence. During this time, she also led an independent research study on the politics of victimhood during transitions from violence, focused on Colombia. This work culminated in her Ph.D. from The Fletcher School.
In 2020, Roxani was recognized with the Presidential Award for Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University. Her research has been supported by numerous grants and fellowships, including a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, a United States Institute Peace Scholarship, two Social Science Research Council fellowships, and fellowships at the World Peace Foundation and the Henry J. Leir Institute for Human Security.
Her work has appeared or been cited in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Disasters, The International Feminist Journal of Politics, Open Democracy, and on numerous blogs and podcasts, including on her own award-winning blog, Stories of Conflict and Love.
Roxani holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a B.A. from Harvard University.