Katelyn Kunzman

Katelyn joined DPI as Programme Officer in 2017. In her current role with DPI, Katelyn oversees programmes related activity including roundtable meetings, comparative study visits, conferences, and briefing activities in Turkey, Syria and internationally. She is also responsible for oversight of DPI’s research programme and the programmes team interns. Prior to joining DPI, Katelyn was an intern for the US State Department and worked with the US Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan on the ‘Ms. Representation’ project. In this role she worked with the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Women’s Caucus to asses the contributions of female members of the Provincial Legislative Assembly and provide policy research to the Women’s Caucus. She also has experience as a legal assistant for multiple US-based law firms, and with the United States Senate. Katelyn holds a bachelors degree in Political Science and International Security Studies from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and will be awarded a Masters degree from King’s College London in Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies in January 2018. She has researched and written on various topics such as the gendered effects of conflict, grassroots-based conflict resolution, non-violent revolutionary protest movements, and the relationship between religion and democracy. Her work has also been published by DPI.