Cindy Sousa holds a PhD in Social Work, a MPH and a MSW. She is an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College, where she convenes and teaches in the Community Practice, Policy, and Advocacy concentration, along with teaching courses in global public health. Cindy’s research centers on the conditions around and the effects of violence, particularly political violence and family violence. She is currently researching political violence, health, and resilience among Palestinian women, using original quantitative and qualitative data collected in collaboration with the Palestinian Medical Relief Society. Cindy has a number of publications based on her work, including articles in the journals Trauma, Violence and Abuse; Health and Place; The Journal of Interpersonal Violence; and Global Public Health. Her research highlights the particular mental health implications of violations to the lived environment within political violence; the effects of political violence on processes of mothering; and the importance of culture, place, and social and organizational supports in responding to the health effects of political violence.