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Sarah Warshauer Freedman

Senior Research Fellow


Sarah Warshauer Freedman is a Senior Research Fellow with the Human Rights Center. She is a Professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. She served as Co-Principal Investigator on “Education for Reconciliation: Building a History Curriculum after Genocide,” a project with the National University of Rwanda and the Human Rights Center. Dr. Freedom is a member of the National Academy of Education (NAEd), a fellow of the American Educational Research Association, and an associate of the National Conference for Research in the Language Arts. She has served as an adviser for many groups, including the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the National Assessment of Educational Progress, and the Children’s Television Workshop. She has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences and at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Study and Conference Center. In recent years, she has added an emphasis on social studies, studying the Role of Education in Reconstructing Societies after Genocide in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. Her current research in the divided societies of Northern Ireland, South Africa, and the US is funded by a multi-year award from the Spencer Foundation and involves a partnership with Facing History and Ourselves.