This profile was current as of May 2023, when she was part of the on-campus Kellogg community.

Mary Kate Godfrey is a senior majoring in political science and global affairs with a concentration in peace studies and minoring in musical theatre. She conducts archival research on early 20th-century Mexico for Dr. Anne García-Romero to assist the development of a historical television drama series. Godfrey’s research interests include migration, human rights advocacy, and the overlap of peacebuilding and theater. She will be writing a peace studies capstone on these topics in spring 2023.

Through the Kellogg International Scholars Program, Godfrey received a grant to participate in a virtual human rights and international development project in Belville, South Africa. Through the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Godfrey attended a two-week women’s peace and leadership training program at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research in Geneva, Switzerland. Also through Kroc, she participated in six weeks of interreligious peacebuilding dialogues in a virtual version of the Madrasa Discourses. Godfrey spent the summer of 2022 as an English teaching assistant in Dublin, Ireland, through the Irish Internship Programme. She also studied abroad in Israel-Palestine in the spring of 2022. She looks forward to further developing her research skills this coming year!

Global Affairs
Political Science
Musical Theatre
Other Accomplishments & Recognitions

2023 - Fulbright English teaching assistantship to Morocco