Kimberly Howe is a researcher who studies violence during peace to war transitions, DDR processes, forced migration, urban space and governance at the sub-national level. She has designed and conducted mixed methods research projects in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Colombia. She was a Randolph Jennings Peace Scholar at the US Institute of Peace from 2010 to 2011, and has received research awards from Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation as well as the Feinstein International Center and the Fletcher School at Tufts University. From 1999 to 2007, she practiced as a psychotherapist treating survivors of torture and interpersonal violence. She received a PhD in International Relations from The Fletcher School at Tufts University in 2012.