BA, Mary Washington College
MA, The George Washington University
PhD , The School of Oriental and African Studies, the University of London (ABD)
Kathryn Hohman Billmeier is an adjunct professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alaska Anchorage where she teaches “Introduction to American Government”. In addition, she convenes the course “Women and Social Action” in the Departments of Sociology and Women’s Studies.
Kathryn’s academic background is in international development studies. She has recently completed research in Nepal where she is studying the war-to-peace transition. Her interests include violence/
war/conflict/post-conflict, development, gender, south and central Asia, and qualitative research methodologies.
HONORS AND AWARDS
2009 GEXcel Fellow, Linkoping University, Sweden
2008 Cornell University Research Affiliate, Kathmandu, Nepal
2006 Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Research Award, GWU
2006 The Lewis B. Cotlow Award, Department of Anthropology, GWU
2006 The Nicole Paul Award, Department of Women’s Studies, GWU
Kathryn worked, from 2004-2007 and again in 2008, at the Washington, DC and London, UK offices of the INGO Women for Women International in various capacities. During her time with the organization she focused on furthering income generation projects in the organization’s field offices. Further, she assisted with the preparation and research monitoring of the “Stronger Women Stronger Nations” Afghanistan Report.