Dr. Janie Leatherman is the Director of International Studies and Professor of Politics. Publications include Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict (Polity, 2011); Discipline and Punishment in Global Politics: Illusions of Control (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008); Charting Transnational Democracy: Beyond Global Arrogance, co-edited with Julie Webber (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005); From Cold War to Democratic Peace: Third Parties, Peaceful Change and the OSCE (Syracuse University Press, 2003); and Breaking Cycles of Violence: Conflict Prevention in Intrastate Crises, co-authored with Raimo Väyrynen, William DeMars and Patrick Gaffney (Kumarian, 1999). Her research covers war, conflict prevention, genocide studies, peace building, gender and violence, trafficking, foreign policy and transnational politics.
Dr. Leatherman has served as a trainer and consultant in conflict resolution for a number of national and international institutions, including the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes, the Council on Foreign Relations, Center for Conflict Prevention (New York), the United Nations University, Catholic Relief Services, Search for Common Ground, and the Brookings Institution. She has received numerous grants from national and international sources, including the United States Agency for International Development, United States Institute of Peace, United States Department of Education, the Social Science Research Council, the Association of Colleges and Universities, Mellon, the Pew Foundation, the Swedish Government. She has presented in many national and international forums, such as the International Studies Association, meetings of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Women in International Security, Copenhagen Peace Research Institute, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego, World Peace Foundation, Harvard Program on Non-governmental Organizations, International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Vienna, Austria, and Institute for International Studies, Santiago, Chile.
Dr. Leatherman's prior appointments include Illinois State University (1997-2006), the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame (1992-1997), and Macalester College (1989-1991). She was Director of Brethren Colleges Abroad and taught at the University of Barcelona from 1991-1992. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies (1991), where she received a Fulbright-Hayes dissertation fellowship.