Staff

Alexandra Lowe
Alexandra is Senior Events Officer, where she currently coordinates and manages the 2024 SAR Global Congress to be held in Vilius, Lithuania. Prior to joining SAR, Alexandra worked in the geosciences sector as a Development Director, as well as Senior

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Alisen Stasiowski
As a Program Assistant for the Advocacy team, Alisen conducts research for the Academic Freedom Monitoring Project to document attacks on higher education around the world, as well as the Scholars in Prison by researching relevant cases and liaising with

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Amy Kapit
Amy is a Senior Program Officer for Advocacy, where she leads work on the Free to Think report series and the Academic Freedom Monitoring Project, tracking attacks on higher education communities. Prior to joining SAR, Amy was a Visiting Assistant Professor in Peace

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Ayodele Abinusawa
As a Program Assistant for the Advocacy team, Ayodele conducts research for the Academic Freedom Monitoring Project to document attacks on higher education around the world. She also develops communications materials highlighting the work of the Advocacy Team and contributes

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Brian Evans
Brian is a Program Officer with the Membership and University Relations team, where he supports the work of the Canada and United States sections of SAR, and works to develop and lead strategies for identifying, recruiting, and engaging universities, faculty,

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Clare Robinson
Clare Robinson is Advocacy Director at Scholars at Risk, where she leads SAR's efforts to identify, report on and respond to attacks on higher education communities worldwide.

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Clarissia Bourdeau
Clarissia Bourdeau is a Program Associate with the Membership and University Relations team at Scholar at Risk. On the Membership and University Relations team, Clarissia works collaboratively with SAR Partner Networks, universities in under-represented regions, and international associations to build

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Denise Roche
Denise is Advocacy Manager at SAR Europe, leading the European Action for Academic Freedom project to expand, coordinate and support advocacy in Europe to promote academic freedom.

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Dominik Kalweit
Dominik Kalweit is the Programme Manager of MSCA4Ukraine for Scholars at Risk Europe. Previously, he was the Vice Executive Director and Director for Projects & Initiatives for the Maltese non-profit NGO Kopin. Dominik holds a Diplom (ISCED 7) from the

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Emily Moore
As Program Officer for Protection Services, Emily assesses applications for assistance from potentially at-risk scholars and works with scholars and universities to seek placements within the network. Prior to joining SAR, she worked as a teaching and research assistant at

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Fiona Hull
Fiona Hull is a Program Assistant for Protection Services where she supports the application intake process. Prior to SAR, Fiona worked as a Program Assistant with the New University in Exile Consortium hosted at The New School. Additionally, she completed

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Frank Geary
Frank Geary is the director of SAR Europe, the European office of the global Scholars at Risk network hosted at Maynooth University in Ireland. Prior to joining SAR, Frank was the Director of the Irish Development Education Association (IDEA), a leading national network of over 120 civil

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Jesse Levine
Jesse Levine is Senior Advocacy Officer at Scholars at Risk. Mr. Levine manages the work of SAR's  Academic Freedom Advocacy Team initiative, including the development of research and advocacy projects focusing on discrete academic freedom concerns.

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Joyce Pisarello
Joyce Pisarello is the Director of Membership and University Relations at Scholars at Risk. Her work involves managing network relationships, working with member institutions to promote SAR’s programming, and cultivating new institutional relationships.

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Leah Shapiro
Leah Shapiro is a Program Officer for both the Membership and Protection Services teams, where she reviews applications from potentially at-risk scholars and works with scholars and universities to seek placements within the network. Prior to joining SAR, Leah worked

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Leona Binz
Leona Binz is the Program Officer for Protection Services at Scholars at Risk, where she works with scholars and universities to seek placements within the network and coordinates SAR's Practitioners at Risk program for individuals at risk in relation to

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Madochée Bozier
As Program Officer for Protection Services at Scholars at Risk, Madochée assesses applications for assistance from potentially at-risk scholars and works with scholars and universities to seek placements within the network.

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Patrick Wall
As the Development Officer at Scholars at Risk, Patrick supports fundraising efforts through coordinating with institutional funding partners and developing relationships with individual supporters. Prior to joining SAR, Patrick worked in the Development Department at The Legal Aid Society, overseeing

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Phoebe Alpern
Phoebe Alpern is the Program Associate for Membership and University Relations. She helps maintain and build SAR sections, provides programming and services for the member network, and coordinates with SAR’s International Advisory Committee. She is an M.A. candidate in History

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Prachi Patel
As Communications Officer, Prachi is responsible for cultivating effective internal and external communications for SAR. This includes print and electronic publications, website content and social media, general outreach to support the network and SAR programming, and media relations. Prior to

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Rachel Durning
Rachel Durning is the Development Officer, Grants Management at Scholars at Risk, where she supports SAR’s fundraising efforts through maintaining existing relationships with institutional funders and researching new prospective grantmakers. Prior to joining SAR, she had worked in refugee resettlement

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Robert Quinn
Robert Quinn is the founding Executive Director of the Scholars at Risk Network, an independent not-for-profit corporation based at New York University.

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Rose Anderson
Rose Anderson is Director for Protection Services at Scholars at Risk, where she oversees SAR's work assessing applications from threatened scholars and seeking placements within the SAR Network.

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Saba Ismail
As a Program Assistant for the Protection, Membership & University Relations, Saba processes emergency fund grants to at-risk scholars, enabling their safe passage to arranged academic placements within the network. She also contributes to strategies for identifying, recruiting, and engaging

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Sanan Panossian
As a Program Associate for Protection Services, Sanan supports application intake processes and oversees assessments for global cases. Prior to joining SAR, Sanan has taught and advised international students, lectured and conducted research in peace and conflict and multicultural perspectives

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Sarah Field
Sarah Field is Policy & Programme Manager for Scholars at Risk Europe, where she manages the EU-funded Inspireurope+ project and supports the activities of SAR sections across Europe. Sarah previously served as the Programme Officer for MSCA4Ukraine at SAR Europe,

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Sarah Willcox
Sarah Willcox is Deputy Director at Scholars at Risk, where she oversees SAR’s internal operations, administration, and programming, including SAR’s protection, advocacy, and membership teams.

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Sarina Rosenthal
Sarina Rosenthal is the Manager, Scholar Placement for Protection Services at Scholars at Risk, where she leads placement and support services for at-risk scholars, working with scholars and universities to seek placements within the network.

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