Emily Willard

PhD Student


Emily Willard is a PhD student in the Jackson School of International Studies, focusing her research on peace, conflict, and gender in Guatemala, and government documents analysis. She is also a research fellow at the University of Washington Center for Human Rights, working for the “Unfinished Sentences” project, leading the Center’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) team to gather and analyze declassified US government records that are used as evidence in human rights trials in El Salvador. Previously, Emily worked as a researcher and documents analyst at the National Security Archive on the Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, and Colombia Documentation projects, and also co-founded the Archive’s “Genocide Documentation Project” in partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Emily is a 2014 Rotary Peace Fellow.


  • American University, MA in International Affairs, Comparative and Regional Studies: The Americas,
  • School of International Service, BA in International Relations,