B.S., Truman State University, 1996
M.A., University of Cincinnati, 1998
Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles, 2014
IA 701: Seminar
WS 797: Internship
African studies, gender-based violence
Professor Tina Beyene is an interdisciplinary scholar with research and teaching interests in postcolonial studies, transnational and women of color feminisms, gender-based violence and conflict zones in Africa, gender and development studies, and women in the horn and central Africa. She is currently working on her first book, a colonial genealogy of sexual violence in the 1994 Rwandan genocide and in the wars of the Democratic Republic of Congo between 1996-2003, two conflicts that took place in former Belgian colonies. She is also working on projects on Ethiopia, analyzing gender-based violence and transitional justice and exploring the politics of state feminism and grassroots gender activism. She has taught courses on gender and conflict zones, feminist epistemology, intersectional feminisms as well as English composition. Prior to joining UNH, she was a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Irvine (2015-2017). She has worked as a consultant in the field of gender and development, publishing in 2015 a national assessment of barriers to gender equality in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields in Ethiopia, and prior to beginning an academic career, she was a book editor and publisher at South End Press, where she worked on projects in areas such as reproductive, racial and criminal justice; global environmental movements and U.S. foreign policy.