Advisory Board

 Guy Alchon is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Delaware. His work alchon1and teaching emphasizes U.S. intellectual history, political economy, and biography. He received his doctorate from the University of Iowa in 1982. His publications include The Invisible Hand of Planning: Capitalism, Social Science, and the State in the 1920s (1985), “Policy History and the Sublime Immodesty of the Middle-Aged Professor,” The Journal of Policy History V. 9, No. 3 (1997), and “Mary van Kleeck of the Russell Sage Foundation: Religion, Social Science, and the Ironies of Parasitic Modernity,” in Ellen Lagemann, ed., Philanthropic Foundations – New Scholarship, New Possibilities (1999).

Christian Appy is a Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst Appywhere he recently received the Chancellor’s Medal and the Distinguished Teaching Award. He is the author of American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity (Viking, 2015), Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered from All Sides (Viking, 2003), Working-Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam (University of North Carolina Press, 1993), and the editor of Cold War Constructions: The Political Culture of United States Imperialism, 1945-1966 (University of Massachusetts Press, 2000). He is currently working on a book about the impact of nuclear weapons on American culture, politics, and foreign policy since World War II.

Inder Comar is the executive director of Just Atonement Inc., a legal non-profit Inderdedicated to building peace and sustainability, and the Managing Partner of Comar LLP, a private law firm working in technology. Licensed to practice law before the California and New York bars, Mr. Comar has been involved in cutting edge civil and human rights issues for more than a decade. As part of his work with Just Atonement, he focuses on the crime of aggression and ways to hold high ranking leaders accountable for that aggression and other war crimes committed during the Iraq War. He holds a law degree from the New York University School of Law, a Master of Arts degree from Stanford University and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Stanford University.

Patrick Deer is Associate Professor of English at New York University, where he focuses Patrickon war culture and war literature, modernism, and contemporary British and American literature and culture, and Anglophone literature and human rights. He is the author of Culture in Camouflage: War, Empire and Modern British Literature (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009; paperback, 2015). Patrick Deer is also co-organizer of NYU’s Cultures of War and the Post-war research collaborative, which aims to contribute to the debates around war culture and to produce concrete outcomes for post-war cultural policies which bridge the divides between academia, veterans, the military, activists, writers and creative artists.

Victoria Fontan is an analyst in international affairs, specifically higher education and VFontanthe humanitarian-development sector. She has diverse experience in nonprofit organizations, Scientific capacity co-operation, peace and conflict studies, and political science. She is currently working on the professionalization of the humanitarian sector and manages a center at the Bioforce Institute, Lyon, France. She is the author of Voices from post-Saddam Iraq (Praeger, 2008), where Fallujah is prominently featured. She has been a regular visitor to Iraq, and Fallujah, since 2003 and has worked there in many different capacities. Her latest tenure in Iraq was as Chief Academic Officer of The American University of Kurdistan. She is a visiting professor at the University of Duhok.

Irene L. Gendzier is Professor Emerita in the Department of Political Science at Boston IreneUniversity, an Affiliate in Research at Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University and a research affiliate of the MIT Center for International Studies. She is also the author of Dying to Forget: Oil, Power, Palestine, and the Foundations of U.S. Policy in the Middle East (Columbia University Press, 2016), Notes From the Minefield: United States Intervention in Lebanon, 1945-1958 (Columbia University Press, 2006) Development Against Democracy: Manipulating Political Change in the Third World (Pluto, 2017); and co-editor of Crimes of War: Iraq (Nation Books, 2006).

Hannah Gurman is an historian of the United States with a PhD in literary studies. She Hannahteaches broadly in the interdisciplinary field of American Studies as well as more specialized courses in US foreign relations and national security. Her research focuses on national-security information as a site of political contest that reflects deeper struggles over the nature and meaning of US national security. Her book, The Dissent Papers: The Voices of Diplomats in the Cold War and Beyond, was published in 2012 by Columbia University Press. She is also editor of Hearts and Minds: A People’s History of Counterinsurgency (The New Press, 2013). Her current research project examines the history of national-security whistle blowing in the long twentieth century. Her work has appeared in American Quarterly, Diplomatic History, and the Journal of Contemporary History, as well as The Nation, Salon, and Huffington Post.

Richard Hil is Honorary Associate at the University of Sydney, Centre for Peace and D0406897-3018-49A7-AFEF-B735F03E9E68Conflict Studies and Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Social Work and Human Services at Griffith University. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of social and community development, criminology, youth studies, and peace and conflict studies. Richard is author of several books including recent publications Erasing Iraq: The Human Costs of Carnage (2010), Surviving Care: Achieving Justice and Healing for the Forgotten Australians (2010), and Whackademia: An insider’s account of the troubled university (2012). He has also been a columnist for The Australian, Campus Review, Australian Universities Review, New Matilda, The Conversation, Countercurrents, and Arena Magazine.

Tim Jacoby is a Professor in the Global Development Institute at the University of davManchester, where he co-founded the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute. His research has focussed on state development in Turkey, as well as broader topics related to political violence, civil society, Islam, nationalism and post-conflict reconstruction. He has published more than 25 articles in international journals and acted as guest editor for Disasters, International Studies Review, Middle East Critique, Progress in Development Studies, Peace Review and the Journal of Peasant Studies. He is also author of Social Power and the Turkish State (Frank Cass, 2004), Understanding Conflict & Violence: Interdisciplinary and Theoretical Approaches (Routledge, 2007) and The Military-Humanitarian Complex in Afghanistan (with Eric James, Palgrave, 2016). With Alpaslan Özerdem, he is co-author of Disaster Management and Civil Society: Earthquake Relief in Japan, Turkey and India (I.B. Tauris, 2005) and Peace in Turkey 2023: The Question of Human Security and Conflict Transformation, (Lexington, 2012).

Dahr Jamail is an American journalist. In 2003 he traveled to Iraq independently A82B51A5-829C-42C3-ADCD-3FEC2DA03C2Bto report on the occupation. Dahr soon gained recognition as one of the most astute journalists in Iraq, and his coverage of the sieges of Fallujah offers a harrowing glimpse into the experiences of Iraqis living under siege and under occupation. Dahr’s stories have been published with Truthout, Inter Press Service, Tom Dispatch, The Sunday Herald in Scotland, The Guardian, Foreign Policy in Focus, Le Monde, Le Monde Diplomatique, The Huffington Post, The Nation, The Independent, and Al Jazeera, among others. His reporting has earned him numerous awards, including the 2008 Martha Gellhorn Award for Journalism, The Lannan Foundation Writing Residency Fellowship, the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, the Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage, an Izzy Award, and five Project Censored awards. Dahr is also the author of three books: Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq, The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, and forthcoming The End of Ice.

Donna Mulhearn is an activist, writer, and speaker. She acted as a human shield, aid EF8C6768-1FF1-43E1-BF9B-4FF180540537worker, and human rights activist in Iraq. She was an eye-witness to the April 2004 attack on Fallujah and is committed to raising awareness about the legacy of the attacks. Donna is also a journalist and former political adviser, having earned a Masters degree from the University of Sydney Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies. In March 2013 she returned from her fifth trip to Iraq where she researched the effects of toxic weapons on the civilian population. Her book, Ordinary Courage (2010), a memoir about her experience as a human shield, was Featured on ABC’s Australian Story program. Donna also coordinates the Australian Campaign to Ban Uranium Weapons. Her articles have appeared in various books, journals, and websites.

Kali Rubaii is a PhD candidate and instructor at University of California, Santa Cruz. She 83925A72-57E9-4AEA-99A0-6050EBDE31B8has a BA in International Relations from University of California, Davis. Her ethnographic research addresses the strategic manipulation of time and rhythm in counterinsurgency practices, and how this transforms rural landscapes in Iraq and Palestine. Her current writing projects address the epidemic of birth defects in Iraq, home demolition and planning rights in Palestine, and the circulation of Israeli technologies and doctrines on the global “counter-terrorism” market. Kali is also the Director of the Islah Reparations Project.

Nazli Tarzi is an independent multi-platform journalist and researcher with a particular Nazliinterest in Iraqi affairs — past and present — and state-society relations in the wider Middle East. After two years in broadcast journalism, Nazli currently writes for a wide range of publications including Middle East Monitor, The New Arab, Middle east Eye and Al Jazeera, among others.


Florian Zollmann is a Lecturer in Journalism at Newcastle University, UK. Zollmann has Florian Zollmannwidely published on US, UK and German news media coverage of the US-Coalition assaults on Fallujah in 2004. Zollmann’s studies focus on news media framing of potential war crimes and violations of the Geneva Conventions in Fallujah, Western propaganda in news discourses as well as press reporting of the occupation of Iraq. His work has been published in international academic journals and journalistic publications. Zollmann’s latest book is Media, Propaganda and the Politics of Intervention (New York: Peter Lang, 2017).