Graaf, Anne de
Anne de Graaf is Head of Studies for Academic Core and Outreach Coordinator at AUC. She has taught a variety of courses and also served as Tutor and Internship Coordinator at AUC up until January 2016. She now teaches Human Rights and Human Security; and Peace Lab. She defended her PhD in International Relations at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Her research focuses on marginalised groups, as well as peace and conflict studies, and explores the role of voice—specifically young people’s—as a means of claiming agency in peacebuilding and conflict. She is an award-winning author of over 80 books, with 5 million sold worldwide. Her teen and adult novels (fiction based on fact) explore themes such as child soldiers and AIDS survival. She has traveled extensively to post-conflict areas throughout sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Europe, interviewing for her books and articles. She has also lectured and guest taught at universities in the Netherlands, South Africa and the U.S., including Harvard MUN, West Point and her alma mater, Stanford University.