Charlotte Walker-Said Named Inaugural Lentz Fellow

| July 23, 2012


Charlotte Walker-Said, PhD, has been named Webster University’s inaugural Lentz Fellow in Peace Studies and Human Rights. Walker-Said, whose appointment is from August 15, 2012, to May 15, 2013, will serve her fellowship in the Institute for Human Rights & Humanitarian Studies.

The Lentz Fellowship is being funded by Webster University and the Lentz Peace Research Association.

The Lentz Association (originally the Character Research Institute) was founded in 1930 by Theodore Lentz to foster better understanding of the causes of war and the conditions of peace. It has honored and brought to St. Louis many prominent peace researchers from around the world.

Walker-Said will spend her fellowship year continuing research on her current manuscript project, “Traditional Marriage for the Modern Nation: Family Formation and the Politics of Religion in Colonial and Post Colonial Cameroon,” and teaching human rights classes. She will teach her first class “Human Rights Area Studies: Human Rights in Africa” (HRTS 3200) in Fall 2.

A frequent presenter at academic conferences, Walker-Said also has contributed to several books and is co-editor of a second manuscript, Corporate Social Responsibility: Power, Knowledge, Profit. She has conducted research in Africa and Europe and has received various grants and awards, including a J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship to conduct research in Cameroon for 10 months and a University of Chicago Center for Gender Studies Faculty Fellowship to support manuscript writing.

Lindsey Kingston, assistant professor of human rights and associate director of the Institute for Human Rights & Humanitarian studies, served as chair of a Lentz Fellowship search committee that also included associate professor of history Warren Rosenblum, professor of psychology Linda Woolf, and three representatives from the Lentz Peace Research Association: Jane Mendelson, Robert Reinholdt, and Gloria Sennert.

“This is an exciting opportunity for Webster University as we continue to build on our reputation as a leader in human rights education and research,” Kingston said. “I’m thrilled that we’re able to partner with the Lentz Peace Research Association, since they’ve long been dedicated to peace studies and conflict resolution. These research areas go hand-in-hand.”

For more information on Walker-Said and the Lentz fellowship, go to Global Thinking.

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