Danielle Robertson is a program officer for the Curriculum and Training Design team in USIP’s Applied Conflict Transformation Center. In this role, she leads the team’s gender-informed community engagement training for the border security training program in Kenya. The program aims to increase the capacity of security actors to manage conflict nonviolently and to effectively partner with communities to reduce drivers of violent extremism.
Robertson joined USIP in 2014 to work on the Institute’s gender and peacebuilding portfolio. She served as a program officer on the Gender Policy and Strategy team, where she developed tools and facilitated trainings on gender inclusion in peacebuilding. Her co-authored publication, Gender Inclusive Framework and Theory: A Guide for Turning Theory into Practice, highlights three unique approaches to gender analysis and inclusion in peacebuilding. She also served as a project design specialist with a focus on integrating gender analysis in project design, monitoring and evaluation. Robertson's previous experience includes working for American University's School of International Studies to develop and manage training courses for graduate students in the International Peace and Conflict Resolution program.
Danielle’s research interests include understanding how gender dynamics both shape and are shaped by violent conflict. She has authored articles on the intersection of gender with key fields, including justice and security, global health and digital technologies. She holds a master’s degree in international peace and conflict resolution from American University and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in international development from Pennsylvania State University.