Area of Focus: Food security
Location: Sweden, Uppsala
Christie Nicoson is a human rights, gender equality, and climate justice advocate and researcher. Christie was a 2014 CWF, during which she focused on addressing issues of food security and climate change related to inequalities, mass atrocities, and conflict. Her previous work includes directing human rights political advocacy campaigns and genocide education at World Without Genocide, headquartered at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. She also managed international convenings of women peacebuilders from the US and MENA region with Forward Global Women. Christie received her BA in Global Studies from the University of Minnesota and recently completed a MSSc in Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University as a Rotary Peace Fellow. During the Peace Fellowship, Christie conducted research on food security in Guam and worked at the UN human rights office in Geneva, where she focused on integrating a human rights-based approach into climate policies and action. Christie is currently a research assistant at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University, Sweden.