Kelsey Lizotte (Ph.D. Candidate, Rutgers University) is currently a lecturer in the Graduate ELL & ITA Program, and in previous semesters has also taught courses in the Department of Political Science at Rutgers- Newark. Over the years, she has worked as a writing tutor with students of various majors and backgrounds, including English Language Learners. She received an M.S. from Rutgers' Division of Global Affairsin 2015, and a B.S. in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Africana and Latino Studies from the State University of New York at Oneonta in 2013. Kelsey’s doctoral dissertation, Rethinking Reparations: Repairing the Past and Transforming History, seeks to interrogate assumptions about the legalistic, individual and transactional nature of reparations politics—proposing a way forward which is centered on democratic participation and structural reform. Her broader research interests include conflict resolution, critical genocide studies, critical theory, ethics, global history, and international human rights.
Ms. Lizotte was recently awarded the Raphael Lemkin Fellow Award at Rutgers Newark's Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights in April 2018.