I am a PhD student in theology (moral/ethics track). Before coming to Notre Dame to study theology I completed an MA in Global Studies through the Erasmus Mundus Global Studies program, which provided me with the opportunity to study at the University of Vienna (Austria), Roskilde University (Denmark), and Stellenbosch University (South Africa). This sparked my interest in the role religion can play in development and peacebuilding. After my degree in Global Studies I spent a year working in Lesotho on HIV/AIDS and gender equity (2013-2014) and six months in East Jerusalem working with two NGOs in the region.
Currently, my research is focused on the role religion can play in nonviolent resistance and the impact of women in nonviolent liberation movements. I am also interested exploring the emergence and ongoing development of liberation theology within the Christian community in Israel-Palestine.