Biz Herman is a Boston-born researcher and journalist currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science with a focus on international relations and political psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests center on the politics of history and the impact of trauma on conflict recurrence. She spent 2011 in Bangladesh as a Fulbright Fellow, researching how politics influence the writing of national histories in textbooks. Upon returning to the U.S., she worked for as a freelance photo and written journalist for a number of national and international news outlets, based in New York and reporting from both home and abroad. As a Generation TBD reporting fellow, she covered the youth unemployment crisis in Bosnia, where youth joblessness rates hover around 60 percent. Her ongoing project, A Woman’s War, is an oral history and documentary photography project examining the lives of women who have served in conflict worldwide, taking the work to six countries on four continents. Biz also serves as a journalism and documentary filmmaking instructor at NuVu Studio teaching intensive, hands-on workshops to middle school and high school students in Boston, MA and Mumbai, India. Biz graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics in 2010. While at Tufts she received Highest Thesis Honors in Political Science for her research on representations of 9/11 in history textbooks worldwide. She currently serves on the Student Advisory Board of Tufts Institute for Global Leadership’s new Program for Narrative & Documentary Practice, founded and directed by Gary Knight. Her research and photography have been featured in The New York Times, TIME, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, Al Jazeera America, Newsweek Japan, NPR, Jezebel, and The Daily Beast, among others.