Dr. Sara E. Brown

Executive Director

Sara E. Brown is the Executive Director of Chhange, the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education. Brown holds the first Ph.D. in comparative genocide studies from Clark University's Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. She has presented at an array of professional conferences around the world, published pieces in academic journals, news outlets, and edited volumes, and currently serves on the Advisory Board for the International Association of Genocide Scholars.

Brown has worked and conducted research in Rwanda since 2004, served as a project coordinator in refugee camps in Tanzania, worked in refugee resettlement in Texas, and researched conflict globalization and conflict in Israel. Prior to coming to Chhange, she developed and managed post-secondary education programming for USC Shoah Foundation. She has designed and taught courses on human rights, mass violence, and history at San Diego State University, Mt San Jacinto Community College, and Worcester State University. Brown served as an academic consultant for Aegis Trust in Rwanda and as the scholarly advisor on the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda for Chhange's museum-quality exhibit, Journeys Beyond Genocide: The Human Experience.

She is the author of Gender and the Genocide in Rwanda: Women as Perpetrators and Rescuers and the co-editor of the forthcoming Routledge Handbook on Religion and Genocide.

Did you know?

She was once chased by four bull elephants in Zambia. Clearly, everything turned out fine!

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