Cris Toffolo

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"Cris Toffolo is Professor and Chair of the Justice Studies Department at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. She was the Director of the Justice and Peace Studies program at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota (2003-2008). Some of her publications include The Arab League (2007) and Emancipating Cultural Pluralism (editor, 2003). In 1997 she received a research grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. While on sabbatical in South Africa (2005-06) she was a Senior Researcher at CARRAS a human rights NGO, for which she conducted research on anti-racism training programs and economic policy. Since 1991 she has served as Amnesty International (USA)’s Pakistan Country Specialist and has provided court testimony in various immigration cases. Cris has developed, evaluated, and taught in study abroad programs in Guatemala, Ghana, Bangladesh and Northern Ireland. In addition to prior service for PJSA, she has also served as board chair of the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA). Her teaching areas include: conflict resolution, human right, theories of justice, social movements, and Third World Politics. She received a Ph.D. and MA from the University of Notre Dame; an MA from George Washington University; and a BS from Alma College, cum laude." [1]

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  1. Board, Peace and Justice Studies Association, accessed March 10, 2011.