Doctoral student Emily Gade, one of the Stroum Center’s 2016-2017 Graduate Fellows in Jewish Studies, discusses her research on radicalization, terror attacks, resiliency against violence, and the factors that influence how people respond to trauma. In particular, she examines the work of the Israeli recovery organization ZAKA and the perspectives of its volunteer workers.

Emily Gade is a PhD candidate in the Political Science Department at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on civilians in conflict zones, political violence, and nonviolent resistance, and she is especially interested in the role of ZAKA recovery workers in Israel. Before coming to Seattle, she worked as a contract researcher and writer, most recently completing research for the LSE Center for the Study of Global Governance on peace agreements. Emily also enjoys athletic endeavors, having competed at the 2012 Olympic Trials (rowing) in the lightweight double sculls and placed second in that same event at the 2013 US National Team Trials.

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