Faculty and Researchers
Roxani KrystalliProgram Manager
At Feinstein, Roxani Krystalli is a Program Manager and her work examines issues of gender, war, and peace-building. Roxani is particularly interested in the ethics of storytelling about violence. She has spent a decade focusing on understanding people’s experiences of violence and justice in the aftermath of armed conflict, including working with former combatants, refugees, victims and survivors of violence throughout Latin America, the Mediterranean, and East Africa.
For her work, Roxani has been 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 PhD and MA from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a BA from Harvard University.
- Twitter: @rkrystalli
- Transitional justice
- Gender and violence in war and transitions
- Humanitarian evidence synthesis
- Qualitative research methods and ethics in vulnerable settings
- The politics of humanitarianism
- Latin America
- Krystalli Roxani, “When humans become data.” Companion on Field Research in Peace and Conflict Studies, edited by Roger Mac Ginty, Birte Vogel, and Roddy Brett. Palgrave MacMillan, 2020 (forthcoming).
- Krystalli, Roxani. “Narrating violence: Feminist dilemmas and approaches.” The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Violence, edited by Laura J. Shepherd. Edwin Edgar Publishing, 2019. Preview available here.
- Krystalli, Roxani. “The politics of noticing.” Reflections on the Sydney Symposium on Gender, (In)Security, and Temporalities of Violence.
- Krystalli, Roxani and Cynthia Enloe. “Doing Feminism.” International Feminist Journal of Politics, 2020.
- Krystalli, Roxani. A review of Rethinking Silence, Voice, and Agency in Contested Gendered Terrains, edited by Jane Parpart and Swati Parashar. International Feminist Journal of Politics, 2019.
- Krystalli, Roxani, Allyson Hawkins, Kim Wilson. “‘I followed the flood’: A gender analysis of the moral and financial economies of forced migration.” Disasters 42 (2018): S17-S39
- Krystalli, Roxani. “Negotiating data management with the National Science Foundation: Transparency and ethics in research relationships.” Interpretive Methodologies and Methods.
- Krystalli, Roxani. “Three Lessons from Victims’ Day in Colombia.” Political Violence at a Glance (2018).
- Wilson, Kimberley and Roxani Krystalli, “The Financial Journey of Refugees: Evidence from Greece, Jordan, and Turkey.” Henry J. Leir Institute for Human Security, 2017.
- Mazurana, Dyan, Roxani Krystalli, and Anton Baare. “Gender and Disarmament, Demobilization, Reintegration: Reviewing and Advancing the Field.” In Oxford Handbook on Gender and Conflict, edited by Fionnuala Ní Aolain, Naomi Can, Dina Haynes and Nahla Valj. Oxford University Press, 2017.
- Krystalli, Roxani and Kimberly Theidon. “Here’s how attention to gender affected Colombia’s peace process.” Washington Post, Oct. 9, 2016.
- Krystalli, Roxani. “The Colombian peace agreement has a big emphasis on the lives of women. Here’s how.” Washington Post, Aug. 19, 2016.
- Wilkinson, Cai, Evren M. Eken, Laura Mills, Roxani Krystalli, Harry D. Gould, Jesse Crane-Seeber, and Paul Kirby. “Responding to #AllMalePanels: A Collage.” International Feminist Journal of Politics 18, 3 (2016). 477-491.
- Krystalli, Roxani. “Why free love in the FARC isn’t so free.” Washington Post, Mar. 14, 2016.
In February 2020, Roxani Krystalli participated in an invitation-only workshop on narratives, feminism, and violence, hosted at the Swedish Defense University by Professor Annick Wibben. Roxani and the fellow workshop participants discussed narrative approaches to…Read More
Roxani Krystalli and Cynthia Enloe co-authored a piece in the International Feminist Journal of Politics, in which they discuss writing in the academy and beyond, the meanings of politics, doing feminism,…Read More
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