Chiseche Salome Mibenge received her PhD in International Human Rights Law from Utrecht University’s School of Law in 2010. She has published widely on human rights, armed conflict, transitional justice and gender based violence. As part of her doctoral training, Chiseche conducted fieldwork in Rwanda and Sierra Leone and clerked at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. She has been invited as an international visiting scholar to leading research centers including American University’s Center for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, and University of Bradford’s Department of Peace Studies. Prior to joining Stanford, Chiseche was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the City University of New York. Her community work in NYC included acting as an advocate for survivors in emergency departments under the North Central Bronx Hospital Sexual Assault Treatment Program. Her position is a partnership of the VPUE, Haas Center for Public Service and the Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice. She is also a creative nonfiction writer and the editor in chief of an e-zine dedicated to the advancement of girls and women in Zambia, her country of birth.