Who is Jennifer Marie-Kerner Parkin?


I am a Hoosier. And you know what they say about Hoosiers.

I am also a proud introvert with a keen sense of justice. 

My work and my research reside at the intersection of peacebuilding and global health governance. 

My practice and craft are writing and teaching. 

I believe that empathy and innovation are essential to empirical research, as well as effective praxis. 

As a researcher and educator, my job is not to pass judgment. My job is to evaluate, understand, and solve complex puzzles related to conflict, public health, and communities in transition. 

I hold a B.A. in Political Science from Colorado College, a M.P.H. from Indiana University, a M.A. from University of New Mexico, a Certificate in Foreign Policy from American University, a Certificate in Grant Proposal Writing from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, a Certificate in Qualitative and Multi-Method Research from Syracuse University, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Post-Conflict Transition and International Law from the International Peace and Security Institute at The Hague, and am currently a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of New Mexico. I am currently based in the Washington, D.C. metro area with my husband and feline companion.