Christina Stoltz

A 2006 and 2007 graduate of Dartmouth College with a Masters in Comparative Literature, Christina M. Stoltz is a sexual/domestic violence and human trafficking specialist who works as both a shelter coordinator and a crisis intervention advocate in the United States, Russia, and Kyrgyzstan to implement crisis center reforms, to develop safe-house programs, and to organize international relief efforts.  Having served in administrative, research, and direct-service capacities at various crisis centers, shelters, and prisons in the United States and abroad, Christina collaborates with a diverse team of international medical practitioners, law enforcement officials, and crisis specialists to provide emergency resources and problem-solving assistance to victim-survivors of domestic and sexual violence.  Furthermore, as a policy analyst and educator in both the developed and developing worlds, Christina organizes steering groups and task teams which are committed to long-term academic solidarity initiatives: primarily, skills training workshops for youth and basic, post-basic, and continuing education seminars for teens and adults who are affected by the global economic crisis and, in turn, by their shifting societal roles.

As a 2008-2009 Fulbright scholar in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Christina utilized the innovative techniques and intervention methods she developed at the Women's Information Service ("WISE", Lebanon, NH), the Southeast State Correctional Facility (Windsor, VT), the Angel Coalition to Combat Human Trafficking (Moscow, RU), and the Sisters Sexual Assault Recovery Center (Moscow, RU) in her work as an emergency shelter coordinator at the Sezim Crisis Center (Bishkek, KG) and as a professor of Anthropology at the American University of Central Asia (Bishkek, KG).  Having completed her Fulbright research, Christina is currently preparing for publication a series of comparative analyses which outline the geopolitical and social implications of contemporary Russian and Central Asian gender-based violence advocacy, education reform, and community outreach.

Today, Christina serves as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the American University of Central Asia (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) and as a regional expert for UNIFEM (Dushanbe, Tajikistan), where she consults on the organization and implementation of a pilot program to address issues of women’s personal safety and economic security in market places and at cross-border points throughout Central Asia.