Karie Cross


Political Theory

Secondary Field: Comparative Politics

Curriculum Vitae


I am a PhD student in Peace Studies and Political Science, first field political theory and second field comparative politics. I was named a Mullen Family Fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies for academic year 2013-2014. My research focuses on feminist theory, theories of human capabilities and human rights, political violence, and the conditions for perpetual peace. 

I received an SLA grant to study Hindi in India in the summer of 2013, and I hope to do fieldwork in Northeast India for a dissertation exploring the impact of structural violence on women in the Indian political context.  

Before coming to Notre Dame, I received a Masters degree in International Development Policy at the University of Maryland. While attending Maryland, I worked as a children's rights advocate in Nepal with The Advocacy Project and BASE-Nepal. I have also done research work with The Aspen Institute in Washington DC. I am an active member of the Human Development and Capabilities Association, including current work as a co-coordinator for the Ethics and Development Thematic Group and past work as a panel and workshop organizer.


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