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Research Director of Gender, Youth and Community, Feinstein International Center
Associate Research Professor, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Dyan Mazurana, PhD, is an Research Associate Professor with the Friedman School and an Associate Research Professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and Research Director of Gender, Youth and Community at the Feinstein International Center. Dyan Mazurana’s areas of specialty include women, children and armed conflict, documenting serious crimes committed during conflict, and accountability, remedy and reparation. Her current research focuses on understanding how war affected populations, and particularly those victims of serious crimes, recover — or not — from conflict. She continues her work on documenting serious crimes suffered and the necessary remedy and reparation for survivors that support recovery. Mazurana continues researching non-state armed groups, with particular attention to women and girls experiences within these groups and larger society, and groups that strictly regulate sexual violence within the group and or in their interactions with civilian populations. Finally, Mazurana is undertaking a new research stream on best practices of child protection for children living in violent situations.She has published more than 70 scholarly and policy books, articles, and international reports in numerous languages.