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I was born in Mt Isa in the desert of Australia but grew up in Perth, Western Australia. I have an undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Politics and wrote my honor’s thesis about the child soldiers of the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda. I have a Masters degree in International Development and a PhD in Anthropology about the child combatants of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) in Colombia. I have travelled through many parts of the world including the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, North America, Asia, the Pacific Islands and Europe. I have a passion for women’s rights and founded the organization Project Monma which advocates for women’s rights around the world.
I have extensive teaching tutoring and teaching experience and have spent several years teaching in an online capacity.
As an anthropologist I specialize in the areas of human rights with a specific focus on women's rights and children and war. I also have extensive knowledge around international development issues, politics and of course anthropology and anthropological theories!
I am also highly skilled in academic writing and have published more than 50 articles as well as a book. It is a challenging task for any writer to present a good academic paper that is clear and effective. I can help teach you how to think accurately and clearly convey complex ideas in a well-structured manner.
Other areas I can assist with include improving areas of your writing and essay structure such as, choosing your topic, the structure of your academic writing, critical analysis, making your arguments, word choice and research methods. I also have extensive experience in coding and qualitative research methods.
In addition, I have travelled to more than 140 countries and have worked in a number of those giving me an understanding of the social, cultural and political dynamics taking place in those country's.
Awesome as always!!!
I would give this class a 3.5 out of 5 it was helpful and informative but we started what I felt was the most relevant and impactful part, the essay plan towards the end. If we did the full thing together across the class I would probably have given it a 5. While she did give me guidance on how to complete it I feel like actually doing it with her would have provided the most value as actually talking through my questions and her critiquing the was way more help and it is that kind of tailored learning that I feel I need.
Johanna helped me explore some possible essay ideas, she is very up to date with a wide range of topics
Johanna's knowledge and enthusiasm in her work is invaluable!
Johanna was an inspiration to talk to - she has a wealth of knowledge and experience but totally met me where I was at, to help me gain clarity and vision for the research ahead. Really grateful. Very commendable!
Feb 2013 – Nov 2018 La Trobe University Melbourne, Australia
• Thesis: Transitions from childhood: The child combatants of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC).
• Involved 14 months of fieldwork in Colombia including 6 months working in a demobilization home for former child combatants. Worked alongside trained psychologists and social workers who were experts on children and the Colombian conflict.
• Spent 6 months of travel around Colombia conducting comprehensive interviews with Colombians about the conflict. Interviewed former guerrillas of the FARC and the ELN, former hostages of the FARC, a number of displaced persons from the violence with either the guerrilla or the paramilitary, teachers, engineers and students.
Masters in International Development
July 2010 – 2011 Deakin University Melbourne, Australia
• MA in International Development.
• Mini Thesis: Surviving In Hell: Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls In Haiti.
• Courses: Anthropology of Poverty and Development, The Economic Development Record, Political Development, Microfinance and Development, Gender and Development, Humanitarian Settlement, Aid Trade and Development, Conflict and Development, Cross Cultural Communication and Development.
Honors in Anthropology
July 2009 – July 2010 James Cook University Cairns, Australia
• First Class Honours.
• Thesis: A Journey into Darkness: Magic, Violence and Becoming A Soldier of the Lord’s Resistance Army.
Bachelor of Social Science
Feb 2006 – Dec 2009 James Cook University Cairns, Australia
• BSc Anthropology and Politics.
• Selected for exchange program at Guelph University, Canada.