Renée LaReau | Apr. 10, 2014 | Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters
Danielle Fulmer, a Notre Dame Ph.D. student in sociology and peace studies, has received a three-year graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the impact of women on community-level peacebuilding efforts in Rwanda.
Fulmer, a first-year doctoral student, will focus on how the participation of women in local peacebuilding efforts affects their long-term effectiveness.
“Academics and practitioners alike agree on the importance of including women in peace processes, and the role of gender inequality as a risk factor for violent conflict,” Fulmer says. “Community-level peacebuilding efforts are crucial for social change, but more research is needed to understand how these efforts affect conflict recurrence and gender equality over the long term.”