By Sonja Schenkel - Discussant
Sonja Schenkel is a trained filmmaker and doctoral candidate in Social Anthropology at the Graduate Institute of International Relations and Development Studies, Geneva. Her previous engagement has involved a series of participatory film projects in Latin America. Current interest lays in the role of audio-visual media in conflict and post-conflict reconciliation with a particular focus on gender issues. Specializing in the use of creative methods and media empowerment, she attempts to bridge art and research while relying on the premises of collaborative research. Her current research project focuses on women’s self-assessed role in explaining the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to their children. Being affiliated with the French Research Center in Jerusalem, she will continue her work at NYU Wagner Research Center for Leadership in Action evaluating her research through the broader spectrum of social change.