Area of Research
A fifth-year doctoral candidate specializing in social change processes including collective action, conflict resolution, and international justice mechanisms, Brooke primary work examines how public recounting of suffering can lead to processes of meaning-making and empowerment and how cycles of violence can be disrupted. Brooke double majored in Psychology and Human Rights from Columbia University, graduating in 2015, and was awarded the Myra Kraft Prize for Superior Academic Achievement in the Study of Human Rights. During this time, as a Kenneth Cole Community Engagement Fellow, Brooke's primary work with the Fortune Society helping to address the issue of food insecurity for formerly incarcerated individuals in New York City. With previous experience in monitoring and evaluation as both a Peace Corps Armenia Community Development Volunteer and an AmeriCorps Project Conserve Member in her hometown in western North Carolina, Brooke is excited to provide research support for several of the Center for Justice's programs, including the Justice Youth Ambassadors Council.