At Feinstein, Roxanne Krystalli focuses on how to better generate, synthesize, and use evidence in the humanitarian field. Her own research focuses on patterns of violence in mass atrocities and on victim-centered transitional justice, paying particular attention to gender and other dimensions of power. She is also on the Steering Committee of Lean Research, a cross-institutional partnership to consider the ethics and practicalities of research in vulnerable or violent settings.
Prior to joining Feinstein, Krystalli worked as researcher, humanitarian practitioner, and advocate at the intersection of gender and armed conflict, with a particular focus on understanding and responding to the needs of victims of violence. Her past work brought her to a variety of places including Egypt, Uganda, Colombia, Guatemala, Sudan, and Mexico, where she worked with ex-combatants, refugees, and internally displaced people (IDPs), as well as victims and survivors of sexual violence, torture, and disappearance.
Krystalli received a BA from Harvard College and an MA from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She is currently a PhD candidate at Fletcher.
She has been recognized as a P.E.O. International Peace Scholar, Social Science Research Council Fellow, Ogunte Featured Social Innovator, and TEDx speaker, and she is a recipient of the Presidential Award for Citizenship and Service at Tufts University. Her published work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Conversation, Open Democracy, Women Under Siege, NextBillion, and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative blog.