PeaceWomen is pleased to work with Tuohy, Barbara, and Margaret for Spring 2013.
Tuohy graduated from the School of International Training with a Masters in Conflict Transformation. In her thesis, An Analysis of Women's Participation in Peace Negotiations, she highlighted the significant role civil society organizations play in assisting women gain entry to peace talks, through both formal and informal channels. Before joining PeaceWomen, Tuohy worked at Search for Common Ground in Washington, DC and most recently for the Order of Malta in Nairobi, Kenya.
Barbara is currently enrolled in the Master Program in Gender Studies at the University of Oslo, Norway. She has been a visiting student researcher at the University of California, Berkeley where she has been doing research for her master thesis concerning US policy on women, peace and security. Barbara previously obtained her MA in Social Sciences from the University of Wroclaw, Poland, where she examined the relationship between gender equality discourses and multiculturalism in the Scandinavian countries. When it comes to her professional experience, Barbara has worked as a project coordinator for the Norwegian Peace Council for over two years. In Norway she was involved in the projects of the Nordic Women's University and she led a feminist student organization. She is currently a member of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women. Her primary interests, both academic and professional, focus on gender programming, gender mainstreaming and transnational feminisms.
Margaret received her Bachelors of Arts from Syracuse University In International Relations, Political Science and European Literature. She took an Anthropological senior seminar with graduate students on Women, War and Peace. As an undergraduate student, she was selected as a student delegate for the Model United Nations team to attend the National Model United Nations Conference in NYC at UN headquarters and the Marriott where she represented the Republic of Gabon. Last summer she was the program intern for the African Peacebuilding Network at the Social Science Research Council, where she conducted extensive research on African peace and security issues.