Khalifa, Reela B.

Area of Study: 
Strategic nonviolent civil resistance and nonviolent movements
Proposed Dissertation Topic: 

Reela Khalifa is a Ph.D (ABD) candidate at Rutgers University. She received her M.S. from the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers and her B.A. in International Studies from Ewha W. University in South Korea. While in Korea she worked in the Embassy for the Republic of Sudan organizing, for example, the visit of H.E. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mustafa Osman of Sudan to Korea. After graduating from Ewha, she participated with Africa Today Associates, a non-profit organization affiliated with the University of Denver. As a graduate student at Rutgers University she was a member of the Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict, and Human Rights and is currently working on her dissertation, which seeks to analyze nonviolent movements in the Islamic authoritarian state of her ethnic country, the Sudan.  Currently, Reela resides in Dublin, OH with her husband and two boys, ages 2 and 5.

Research Activities

  • Currently a participant of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, online course: People Power: The Study of Strategic Nonviolent Resistance

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