Jennifer Kerner is a PhD candidate with concentrations in international relations and comparative politics. She is interested in individual- and community-level questions of conflict, peace-building, political violence, and alliance-making among and between non-state actors. Specifically, she focuses on restorative and transitional justice and answering questions related to the demobilization, disarmament, and reintegration (DDR) of combatants and the communities in which these programs take place. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Colorado College, an MPh in Behavioral Health from Indiana University, and an MA in Political Science from the University of New Mexico.