Biography

Leah Crowder is a DPhil Candidate at the Centre for Criminology, supervised by Professor Mary Bosworth and supported by the Rhodes Trust.

Leah is a Visiting Scholar of Human Rights Practice at the University of Arizona, where she teaches the undergraduate seminar Introduction to Humanitarian Aid. She has worked in humanitarian responses to natural and man-made disasters in North America, Europe, and Asia. Previously, she studied the relationship between militarized policing practices and civilian casualty rates during periods of civil unrest for the National Science Foundation.

Leah completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona. She speaks Turkish, Kurdish, and Russian, and is interested in evidence-based crisis response and conflict resolution.

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