Panel One: International Domestic Violence Problems
Kelly Kadera earned her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1995. Her research often uses dynamic models to understand international conflict processes. She has published on topics such as war contagion, power relationships, global democratic peace, democratic survival, gender and violence, and gender in the academy. She won the Best Book in Conflict Processes Award (2000-2001) from the American Political Science Association and the Susan Northcutt Award (2016) from the International Studies Association. Her work has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Conflict Management and Peace Science, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Interactions, and International Studies Perspectives. She is currently an editor of the International Studies Review.
Janet JohnsonCUNY, Brooklyn
Janet Elise Johnson is Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and Visiting Scholar, Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, New York University. Her books include The Gender of Informal Politics (2018), Gender Violence in Russia (2009) and Living Gender after Communism (2007). In the last few years, she has published articles in Perspectives on Politics, Journal of Social Policy, Politics & Gender, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, and Signs: Journals of Women in Culture and Society as well as online in The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, Boston Review, and The New Yorker. Her activism on domestic violence includes training judges working with the Russian American Rule of Law Consortium, serving as an expert for US and Canadian political asylum cases based on domestic violence in Russia, and helping to write a resources guide for the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.
Celeste MontoyaUniversity of Colorado Boulder
Celeste Montoya is Associate Professor of Women & Gender Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. She received her PhD in Political Science and a Graduate Certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Washington University in St. Louis in 2005. Her research focuses on the ways in which women and other marginalized groups mobilize to enact change through social movements as well as policy and political institutions. She is particularly interested in intersectional efforts aimed at combating gendered violence, and has studied initiatives in the United States and Europe, as well as transnational efforts aimed more globally. She is author of From Global to Grassroots: The European Union, Transnational Advocacy, and Combating Violence against Women(Oxford University Press 2013). She has also published in International Organization, Politics & Gender, Social Politics, Publius and Urban Affairs Review.
Michele LeibyCollege of Wooster
Michele Leiby is an Associate Professor in Political Science at the College of Wooster. Her research focuses on human rights and political violence, gender and conflict processes, and human rights advocacy. Methodologically, her work incorporates large-N data collection and statistical analysis, interview and archival research, survey experiments, and extensive fieldwork in Latin America and the United States. Her work has been published in English and Spanish, appearing in American Political Science Review, International Studies Quarterly, Politics and Society, Revista Memoria as well as in multiple edited volumes. At the College of Wooster she teaches courses on human rights, comparative politics and social science research methods.