Rachel Salcedo

Rachel Salcedo is a graduate of an MSc in the Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice. She is one of the founding members and an Alumni Editor of (Re)imagining Peace + Justice.

Prior to SOAS, Rachel was a Humanity in Action Fellow in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where she worked with NGOs, local leaders, and communities to understand the historical roots of discrimination and genocide. She also worked at PAX for Peace, where she prepared policy and advocacy materials for bilateral meetings with diplomat corps and the UN. Rachel holds BAs in Peace and Justice Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies from Pace University, where her research focused on identity and community in Jewish and Palestinian diaspora communities.

Her focus areas are issues of justice and memory particularly in the aftermath of mass violence and intimate violence. Her research also explores theories and praxis of transitional justice, peacebuilding, and reconciliation.

Authored Work 

Slow Violence and Disaster Capitalism: Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria (May 2019)

What do you do when your faith in the U.N. is shattered? (February 2019)

Remembering Mass Violence (co-authored with Megan Manion) (January 2019)