Kristina Hook

Anthropology & Peace Studies

Kristina Hook (anthropology & peace studies) holds M.A. degrees in anthropology (2017) and in international development (2012) from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies respectively. She also graduated summa cum laude and as a valedictorian of the University of Florida with a B.A. in anthropology. Prior to her doctoral studies, Kristina served as a policy officer in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations and as a political/economic officer in a U.S. embassy abroad. In 2013, she was awarded a U.S. Presidential Management Fellowship.

A 2018-2019 U.S. Fulbright scholar to Ukraine, Kristina’s dissertation explores the dynamics and legacy of the Soviet-era Holodomor mass atrocities, including how these events influence modern interpretations of Ukraine’s current armed conflict. During her doctoral career, Kristina has conducted extensive fieldwork in Ukraine and is the receipt of a USAID/Notre Dame Global Development Fellowship. Kristina is also a fellow with the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP). She has published on topics including genocide causality, post-conflict reconstruction, trauma healing, humanitarian lessons learned, and methods of merging theory and practice in sustainable development policies. Kristina is a Kellogg PhD Fellow.