Dr. Sara E. Brown

San Diego State University

Dr. Sara E. Brown was the Stern Family Fellow and the first comparative genocide Ph.D. at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University. Her dissertation, Gender and Agency: Women Rescuers and Perpetrators during the Genocide in Rwanda, explores women who exercised agency during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

Prior to her Ph.D., Brown researched globalization and conflict at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel, worked in refugee resettlement in the Dallas Metroplex, and served as a project coordinator in refugee camps in western Tanzania.

Brown has worked and conducted research in Rwanda since 2004. She regularly travels there to conduct firsthand interviews with survivors, perpetrators, rescuers, and witnesses of the genocide. She currently lectures at San Diego State University. 



Political Violence
Human Rights In A Global Perspective
Mapping Mass Violence
Law and the Political System


Genocide in Rwanda
Gender and Genocide
International Human Rights
Great Lakes Region, Central Africa
Genocide Prevention Policy and Practice


Coming soon.