Dr. Simona Sharoni
Dr. Simona Sharoni

About

Simona Sharoni is a feminist scholar, researcher and activist. She is Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the State University of New York in Plattsburgh. Sharoni holds a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and MA and BA degrees in Counseling and Special Education from Haifa University, Israel. Prior to joining SUNY Plattsburgh, she taught at the Evergreen State College in Olympia Washington and at American University in Washington DC. She also held semester long distinguished scholar appointments at the University of Oregon and the University of Cincinnati.

 

Sharoni is the co-founder of Faculty Against Rape (FAR), a newly founded national organization advocating for an increased role of faculty in the struggle to confront sexual assault on college campuses. A former co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) and its founding Executive Director, Sharoni has played a key role in advocating for the centrality of feminist perspectives to peacebuilding and conflict resolution.

A former co-chair of the Board of Directors of the Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) and its founding Executive Director, Sharoni has played a key role in advocating for the centrality of feminist perspectives to peacebuilding and conflict resolution. In addition to gender justice, Dr. Sharoni’s activist experience involves primarily campus sexual assault, anti-racism work, political prisoners’ solidarity work, community organizing for justice and peace, and solidarity work with Palestinians and other oppressed groups. 

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