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Marie Berry, Assistant Professor for International/Comparative Politics: Gender and Violence

Marie Berry, Assistant Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International StudiesAffiliate of the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy


Phone: 303-871-4270

Office: 1142 Sie International Relations Complex
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
2201 S. Gaylord St
Denver, CO 80208


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  • PhD Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MA Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles
  • BA International Studies and Political Science, University of Washington

Research and Expertise

Marie is a political sociologist with a focus on mass violence, gender, institutions and development. Her current research examines the political and social consequences of war, genocide, or ethnic conflict (what she calls "mass violence"). She seeks to understand how mass violence effects social institutions, gender relations, ethnicity and development. 

Professional Profile

  • Assistant Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver (2015-present)
  • Winner of the Best Graduate Paper Award in the American Sociological Association Section on Human Rights (2015).
  • Winner of the Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Award (2014).
  • Winner of the Charles and Louise Tilly Price for the Best Graduate Student Paper (2011).
  • Winner of the Peter Kollock Graduate Teaching Award (2011).

Recent Publications

Berry, M. (2015). When 'Bright Futures' Fade: Paradoxes of Women's Empowerment in Rwanda. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 41(1), 1-27.

Berry, M. (2015). From Violence to Mobilization: War, Women, and Threat in Rwanda. Mobilization: An International Journal 20(2), 135-156.

Mann, L. & Berry, M. (2015). Understanding the Political Motivations that Shape Rwanda's Emergent Developmental State. New Political Economy.