Dr. Sarah Chynoweth is a researcher, writer, adviser, and facilitator in humanitarian affairs and human rights. She has pioneered research and fact-finding missions on reproductive health, sexual violence, and accountability in conflict and disaster settings. Working at the interface of research, policy, and practice, Sarah focuses on emerging and under-investigated areas in the humanitarian sector, including masculinities and LGBTQ+ issues, technology and innovation, and new approaches to accountability.

Sarah is a Research Fellow at the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford University, and recently led a multi-country study on sexual violence against refugee men and boys in the Syria crisis for UNHCR.

Read her article in The Guardian on her work in the Syrian conflict and her NYT Letter to the Editor on the impact of the Trump Administration's revised travel ban on LGBTQ+ refugees.

Sarah writes science fiction in her spare time.

field experience

Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Romania, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Thailand, Tibet, Timor Leste, Vietnam

guest lecturing

Boston University, Columbia University, Harvard University, New College, New York University, Stanford University, University of Denver, UC-Berkeley, UCLA, UCSF, University of New South Wales