Sarah Kenyon Lischer Associate professor of political science, Wake Forest University

Sarah Kenyon Lischer is an associate professor of political science at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. She is the author of Dangerous Sanctuaries: Refugee Camps, Civil War, and the Dilemmas of Humanitarian Aid (Cornell University Press, 2005). She has published on the topics of humanitarian crises, military intervention, African politics, and forced migration in International Security, Global Governance, the Harvard International Review, Civil Wars, and The American Scholar. Lischer has been awarded several fellowships and grants by, among others, the International Peace Research Institute of Oslo, Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. One of her current research projects examines the effects refugee repatriation on political violence in the home country, with particular attention to the case of Rwanda. She is also working on a book about the causes of human rights atrocities, such as genocide, mass killing, and ethnic cleansing.