Biography

Leah Crowder is a DPhil Candidate at the Centre for Criminology researching the criminalization of humanitarian border aid. This project is 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. In 2017, she received a National Science Foundation grant to study the relationship between militarized policing practices and civilian casualty rates during periods of civil unrest.

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 can drive a bus through an active minefield. 

Research projects