Dyan Mazurana

Dyan Mazurana

(617) 627-3203
Research/Areas of Interest:

Civilian populations' experiences of armed conflict
Women's human rights
War-affected children
Armed conflict
Human security
Child marriage
Transitional justice (remedy and reparation)


  • PhD, Clark University, Worcester, United States, 1999
  • MA, Clark University, Worcester, United States, 1995
  • MA, University of Wyoming, Laramie, United States, 1994
  • BFA, University of Wyoming, Laramie, United States, 1990


Dyan Mazurana, PhD, is a Research Professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy where she co-directs the Gender Analysis and Women's Leadership Program. She is also a Research Fellow at the World Peace Foundation at the Fletcher School. She is an Associate Research Professor at the Friedman School of Science Policy and Nutrition. Dyan Mazurana directs the Feinstein International Center's Research Program on Women, Children, and Armed Conflict and co-directs the Masters of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance (MAHA) Program. Mazurana's scholarship focuses on gendered dimensions of humanitarian response to conflict and crises, documenting serious crimes committed during conflict, and accountability, remedy, and reparation. She serves as an advisor to several governments, UN agencies, human rights NGOs, and child protection organizations regarding humanitarian assistance and improving efforts to assist youth and women affected by armed conflict. This work includes the protection of women and children during armed conflict, including those people associated with fighting forces, as well as remedy and reparation in the aftermath of violence. She has worked in Afghanistan, the Balkans, Nepal, and southern, west and east Africa. Mazurana has published more than 100 scholarly and policy books, articles, and international reports and her work has been translated into more than 30 languages. Mazurana has a Ph.D. and an M.A. in women's studies from Clark University. She also holds an M.A. and B.F.A. from the University of Wyoming, where she studied painting, art history, and feminist theory.
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