Biz Herman works with Beth Simmons, the Andrea Mitchell University Professor in Law, Political Science, and Business Ethics, on Perry World House’s Border and Boundaries Project, which examines how political life both affects and is affected by border security policies. Her research explores how experiencing violence in the context of conflict and forced migration shapes social cohesion and prospects for sustainable peace. She is a visiting scholar at The New School for Social Research’s Trauma and Global Mental Health Lab and a member of the Human Trafficking Vulnerability Lab, and previously served as a Fulbright Fellow to Bangladesh and an Innovation Fellow at Beyond Conflict’s Innovation Lab. Herman received her PhD in political science from University of California, Berkeley and her BA in political science and economics from Tufts University. In addition to her academic work, she is an Emmy-nominated visual journalist.