Talk:Cynthia Anne Marie Boaz

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The problem with these references is that they link to the named institution's home page -- for example, (and nothing else) to source Boaz's position at the college. Not only is that reference incomplete, it simply confirms that Sonoma has a website -- not that Boaz teaches there. A proper reference for that would include a direct link to her profile on the Sonoma website.


Diane Farsetta 17:09, 28 July 2009 (EDT)

is assistant professor of political science at Sonoma State University. [1] She is also an analyst and consultant on nonviolent action and a regular contributor to several news and commentary sites.


Boaz was previously on the faculty at the State University of New York at Brockport [2]. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California at Davis. Her areas of expertise include nonviolent action and global nonviolent struggles, civil resistance, political development, quality of democracy, nonviolence, and political communication with an emphasis on media coverage of war. Her work has appeared in numerous venues, including Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, Feminist Media Studies, Comparative Political Studies, and Sojourners Magazine. Boaz is a frequent contributor to many online news and commentary sites, including Truthout, Common Dreams, and Campaign for America's Future. She maintains a blog at the Huffington Post, where she has been analyzing the events in Iran's 2009 Green Revolution.

Boaz is also an affiliated scholar at the UNESCO Chair of Philosophy MA Program in Peace, Conflict, and Development Studies [3] in Castellon de la Plana, Spain, where she has taught courses on "Political Development and Democratization", "Violence and Human Rights", and "Education and Communication for a Peaceful Transformation of Conflicts". She serves on the academic advisory board for the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, and is the former Rochester area coordinator for CODEPINK: Women for Peace. Boaz is also on the board of directors of the Metta Center for Nonviolence Education [4]in Berkeley, CA and of Project Censored at Sonoma State University. She also closely works with the US Campaign for Burma.

Boaz was the opening speaker at the 2009 annual conference of the MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence. [5]

Boaz has been published, referenced, or interviewed by various media about strategic nonviolent conflict, especially Burma's Saffron Revolution and Iran's Green Revolution, including by the BBC Radio Newshour [6], Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)'s radio show "Counterspin" [7], WHEC News 10 NBC (Rochester, NY affiliate), WXXI Radio Rochester (PBS/NPR affiliate), the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle [8], the Toronto Star [9], [10],[11], and The International Herald Tribune [12].

In January 2008, Michael Barker wrote a response to Boaz's recent Truthout article "Burma's Uprising: People Power, not Political Puppetry", to which Boaz responded.


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  • [2] State University of New York at Brockport
  • [3], UNESCO Chair of Philosophy MA Program in Peace, Conflict, and Development Studies
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  • [6] BBC Radio Newshour
  • [7] "Counterspin"
  • [8] Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
  • [9] Toronto Star
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  • [12] International Herald Tribune