Women in Conflict in Guatemala: Government Records and Community Archives
Research Associate and Project Coordinator, The National Security Archive 2009-2015
Spanish, Qualitative Methods
Emily Willard is conducting her dissertation research on women’s experience of conflict and transitional justice in Guatemala. She is a research fellow at the University of Washington Center for Human Rights “Unfinished Sentences” project conducting research on El Salvador, and helps supervise the Center’s freedom of information work. Previously, she worked at the National Security Archive in Washington, D.C. where she co-founded the Genocide Documentation Project, and also worked on the Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, and Colombia documentation projects, filing Freedom of Information Act requests for documents to be used as evidence in human rights trials, and advocating for access to information as a human right. She is a 2014 Rotary Peace Fellow. Emily earned her B.A. and M.A. in international studies from The American University in Washington, D.C., researching human rights in Latin America, and violence against women in Guatemala.
- Willard, Emily. “Maya Community Celebrates 20th Anniversary of their Return to Guatemala.” International Cry Magazine. August 24, 2018.
- Willard, Emily. “How Do We Decolonize Research?” Sectors: Newsletter of the American Sociological Association’s Sociology of Development Section 3, no. 2 (Autumn 2016).
- Tom Blanton, Emily Willard. “Road to Dayton Paved with Genocide.” The National Security Archive, Briefing Book no. 535, November 23, 2015.
- Tom Blanton, Emily Willard. “Srebrenica Conference Documents Detail Path to Genocide from 1993 to 1995.” The National Security Archive Briefing Book, no. 519, July 1, 2015.
- Tom Blanton, Emily Willard. “Rwanda Pullout Driven by Clinton White House, U.N. Equivocation.” The National Security Archive, Briefing Book, no. 511, April 16, 2015.
- Emily Willard. “Key Diplomat’s Personal Notebook Sheds Light on Inner-Workings of US Government Response to Genocide Unfolding in Rwanda in 1994.” The National Security Archive, Briefing Book no. 500, January 30, 2015
- Emily Willard. “Rwanda: The Failure of the Arusha Accords.” The National Security Archive, Briefing Book no. 469, May 21, 2014.
Grants & Fellowships
- Graduate School Chester Fritz International Fellowship, University of Washington, 2016-2017.
- Jennifer Caldwell Fellow, University of Washington, 2016.
- Mack-Mayerfeld Fellowship, University of Washington, 2016.
- Rotary Peace Fellow, Rotary International Foundation, 2014.