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EH HeadshotDanielle Cyr, Program Associate, Gender Equality Initiative in International Affairs 

Danielle Cyr is the Program Associate for the Gender Equality Initiative in International Affairs, where she supports engagement, programming and research. In 2015, Danielle graduated as a Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts (CISLA) Scholar with a B.A. in International Relations and Global Islamic Studies at Connecticut College. In 2016, she completed her M.Sc. in International Politics and Human Rights at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, UK, where she analyzed critical perspectives on human/women's rights in the international community, including challenges to humanitarian intervention and UN peacekeeping missions. Her dissertation explored the persistence of patriarchy and rise of violence against women in Turkey.

Danielle previously interned at the Turkish Women's Solidarity Foundation (KADAV), where she developed surveys on sexual assault and assisted research on domestic violence against Syrian women refugees living in Turkey. She also interned with the NGO International Alliance for the Advancement of Children (IAAC) in Les Cayes, Haiti, teaching English, music, dance, and art as a means to empower Haitian girls and women. Her current research interest is the plight of Kashmir's widows/half-widows due to the ongoing armed confilct.

Past Staff

Elizabeth Hedge, Gender Specialist, Gender Equality Initiative in International Affairs [January 2017-August 2017)

Lesli Davis, Program Officer, Women's Empwerment Pakistan, GW [September 2015-May 2017]

Camry Haskins, Program Assistant, MA, International Development Studies, GW [September 2014-June 2016]

Hannah Bryant, Program Assistant, MPH, Community Oriented Primary Care, GW [August 2013- June 2014]

Ariana Rabindranath, Associate Director, GW [2011-2013]

Lindsay Kallman, Communications Coordinator, GW [2012-2013]

Milad Pournik, Research Associate, GW [2012-2013]

Cait O'Donnell, Program Assistant, GW [Feb 2012 - May 2013]

Erica Buckingham, Program Assistant, MA, International Development Studies, GW [Sept 2010 - July 2012]

Anna Phillips, Program Assistant, GW [2010-2011]

Past Faculty Affiliates

Aruna Rao, Practitioner-in-Residence, GW [2012-2013]

Past Pre-Doctoral Fellows

Pierre Pratley, Dr.P.H. candidate in Global Health, School of Public Health and Health Services, GW, [2012-2013]

Kerry Crawford, Ph.D. candidate, Political Science, GW

Past Research Assistants

Matt LeDuc, M.A., Anthropology and International Development, GW [June 2011 - Sept 2012]

Caitlin Cumming, B.A., International Affairs, GW [Sept 2010 - Aug 2012]

Nadia Connelly, M.A., Anthropology and International Development, GW and MPhil, Medical Anthropology, Oxford University [Aug 2011 - May 2012]

Joanna Brucker, Ed.M., International Educational Policy, Harvard Graduate School of Education and B.A. in International Affairs and Anthropology, GW [Nov 2011 - May 2012]

Katie Appel, M.A., International Development Studies, GW [Jan - April 2011]

Casey McHugh, M.A., Anthropology/International Development, GW [May - June 2011]

Past Student Interns

Hannah Stambaugh, B.A., International Affairs, GW, 2016 [September 2013-May 2016]

Laura Kilbury, B.A., International Affairs, GW, expected 2017 [January 2015-August 2015]

Lena Krikorian, B.A., International Affairs, GW, expected 2016 [October 2012-April 2015]

Asthaa Chaturvedi, B.A., International Affairs, GW, expected 2014 [January-December 2013]

Emily Isaac, [November 2012-March 2013]

Katy Stewart, B.A., Public Health, GW, 2013 [Sept 2010 - May 2013]

Delaney Allan, B.A. candidate, International Affairs and Economics, GW, expected 2014 [Feb 2011 - Dec 2012]

Mackenzie Becker, B.A. candidate, Anthropology, GW, expected 2014 [May 2012 - Dec 2012]

Ashley Dennee, B.A., International Affairs, GW, 2012 [Sept 2011 - Aug 2012]

Caroline Spangler, B.A., Anthropology, NYU, 2013 [May - Aug 2011]