Gretchen Baldwin is a Senior Policy Analyst in IPI’s Women, Peace, and Security program, where she leads the Women in Peace Operations research track. Prior to joining the WPS team, she was the...
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Gretchen Baldwin is a Senior Policy Analyst in IPI’s Women, Peace, and Security program, where she leads the Women in Peace Operations research track. Prior to joining the WPS team, she was the assistant editor at IPI, and she has been with the organization since September 2018.
Before joining IPI, Gretchen conducted field research on sustainable peace in Rwanda as an AC4 Graduate Fellow. She was a 2014-15 Fulbright student researcher in northern Cameroon, where she partnered with the University of Ngaoundéré to produce ethnographic work on economic networks and aid for rural beekeeping communities, and she worked in 2012 as an art instructor at the Bukavu Youth Action Center in the eastern DRC. Her current research interests include the gendered dimensions of political violence, masculinities, and repressive states.
Gretchen received a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in May 2018, where she primarily studied international security policy, gender, and conflict resolution. She received a BA in international studies, studio art, and French from Hope College in 2012.
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