• Natalie Reinhart

    Title
    Program Assistant
    Department
    Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa
    Contact
    reinhart@ssrc.org,
    Staff
  • Jason Rhody

    Title
    Program Director
    Department
    Digital Culture
    Contact
    rhody@ssrc.org, 718-517-3717
    Staff
  • Fernando Rojas

    Title
    Fellowships Coordinator and Special Projects Associate
    Department
    Abe and Sloan Programs
    Contact
    rojas@ssrc.org, (718) 517-3640
    Staff
  • Dagan Rossini

    Dagan Rossini is the program associate for the African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), and editor of Kujenga Amani, the APN’s online peacebuilding forum. He holds a B.A. in peace and conflict studies and political science from Colgate University, with a concentration on sub-Saharan Africa and international social justice. Before joining the SSRC in 2013, Dagan worked for Interpeace in Geneva, Switzerland, and the International Legal Foundation in New York, USA.

    Title
    Program Associate
    Department
    African Peacebuilding Network
    Contact
    rossini@ssrc.org, (718) 517-3703
    Staff
  • Mona Saghri

    Title
    Program Assistant
    Department
    InterAsia Program
    Contact
    saghri@ssrc.org, (718) 517-3695
    Staff
  • Daniella Sarnoff

    Daniella Sarnoff is program director of the International Dissertation Research Fellowship. Before joining the Council she taught European History, most recently at NYU and Fordham University. Sarnoff received her doctorate in History from Boston College in 2001. Her work focuses on extremist politics in the interwar years and the intersections of culture and politics, especially gender ideology, domesticity and consumption. Her manuscript, Women, Family, and Gender in French Fascism, 1919-1939 is current…

    Title
    Program Director
    Department
    International Dissertation Research Fellowship Program
    Contact
    sarnoff@ssrc.org, (718) 517-3641
    Staff
  • Renata Segura

    Renata Segura is currently the Associate Director of the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum of the Social Science Research Council, which she joined in September 2002. As such, she has overseen dozens of research projects and workshops on challenges to democratic governance and peace in Latin America and the Caribbean, and on topics ranging from drug policy and food security to gender policies in the continent. Her research focuses on constitutionalism and constitution building, in particular comparing r…

    Title
    Associate Director
    Department
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Contact
    segura@ssrc.org, (718) 517-3653
    Staff
  • Seteney Shami

    Seteney Shami has been with the Social Science Research Council since July 1999 and is director of the Middle East and North Africa program as well as the Inter-Asia Program. She also currently serves as founding director of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS), a regional nonprofit organization headquartered in Beirut, Lebanon. She received her doctorate in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. Shami's most recent publication is an edited volume, Publics, Politics and Parti…

    Title
    Program Director
    Department
    Middle East North Africa; Inter-Asia
    Contact
    shami@ssrc.org, (718) 517-3660
    Staff
  • Leon Sigal

    Leon V. Sigal is director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project at the Social Science Research Council in New York. His book, Disarming Strangers: Nuclear Diplomacy with North Korea, published by Princeton University Press, was one of five nominees for the Lionel Gelber Prize as the most outstanding book in international relations for 1997-98 and was named the 1998 book of distinction by the American Academy of Diplomacy. His most recent book, Negotiating Minefields: The Landmines Ban in Amer…

    Title
    Director
    Department
    Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project
    Contact
    sigal@ssrc.org, (718) 517-3688
    Staff
  • Michael Simon

    Title
    Editor
    Department
    Communications
    Contact
    simon@ssrc.org, (718) 517-3706
    Staff
  • Laura Sitkin

    Laura Sitkin, MEd, language and literacy, Harvard University, and BA, Latin American studies, University of Miami, has been with the Council since July 2010 and is executive coordinator to the executive director.

    Title
    Executive Coordinator and Manager of Program Relations
    Department
    Executive Director's Office
    Contact
    sitkin@ssrc.org, (718) 517-3621
    Staff
  • John St. Bernard

    Title
    NTA Onsite Travel Agent
    Contact
    travel@ssrc.org,
    Staff
  • Sabrina Stein

    Sabrina joined CPPF in May 2012. She received her M.A. in Political Science from the University of Central Florida, where she graduated summa cum laude in August 2012. She was the recipient of the College of Graduate Studies Provost Fellowship and worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant while she completed her program. Her research focused on the work of international organizations. Her graduate thesis focused on the UN mission in El Salvador (ONUSAL) and the UN mission in Guatemala (MINUGUA). She has con…

    Title
    Program Coordinator
    Department
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Contact
    stein@ssrc.org, (718) 517-3674
    Staff
  • Adriana Stephan

    Adriana Stephan is a Program Assistant for the International Dissertation Research Fellowship Program (IDRF) at the Social Science Research Council. She graduated from New York University with a BA in International Relations and French in 2015. Her bachelor's thesis examined the recent success of the far-right political party the Front National in France. Prior to joining the SSRC, Adriana worked for the French American Cultural Exchange and as a journalist for the International Affairs Forum.

    Title
    Program Assistant
    Department
    International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program
    Contact
    stephan@ssrc.org, (718) 517-3644
    Staff
  • Anoush Terjanian

    Anoush Fraser Terjanian is the newly appointed director of the SSRC’s Anxieties of Democracy program. A tenured associate professor of history at East Carolina University, Terjanian’s research focuses on the political and economic thought of eighteenth-century France, with a particular interest in the theoretical and practical connections between politics and economics in this influential era. She earned her PhD at Johns Hopkins University, following degrees in political science and history at Cambrid…

    Title
    Director
    Department
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Contact
    terjanian@ssrc.org, 718.517.3714
    Staff
  • Takuya Toda-Ozaki

    Takuya Toda-Ozaki is the program manager of the SSRC Tokyo Office. He has been with the Abe Fellowship Program since 1994. He studied contemporary philosophy at theUniversity of Tsukuba and received a BA in comparative cultural study from the National Institution for Academic Degree and University Evaluation, Japan. His current intellectual interests include politics and nationalism in Japan.

    Title
    Program Manager
    Department
    Abe Fellowship Program, Tokyo Office
    Contact
    tozaki@gol.com, +81-3-5369-6085
    Staff
  • Van Bich Tran

    Title
    Associate Director
    Department
    Vietnam
    Contact
    tran@ssrc.org, (718) 517-3683
    Staff
  • Cally Waite

    Cally Waite is program director of the SSRC-Mellon Mays Fellowship Program. Waite comes to the SSRC after eight years of service as program coordinator and associate professor of history and education at Teacher's College, Columbia University. Her distinguished list of publications includes numerous articles on race and the history of the American academy, as well as the book Permission to Remain Among Us, a study of education for black students at Oberlin College at the end of the nineteenth century. Her…

    Title
    Program Director
    Department
    Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program
    Contact
    waite@ssrc.org, (718) 517-3676
    Staff
  • Penelope Weber

    Title
    Program Assistant
    Department
    Digital Culture
    Contact
    weber@ssrc.org,
    Staff
  • Jennifer Wright

    Title
    Senior Accountant
    Department
    Finance
    Contact
    wright@ssrc.org,
    Staff
  • Lisa Yanoti

    Lisa Yanoti worked at the Council for 7 years prior to her return to the position of SSRC Budget Manager. She worked for Saks Fifth Avenue for 1 year in the interim as an Inventory Control Manager. Lisa has a Bachelors degree in Finance.

    Title
    Senior Grants and Budget Manager
    Department
    Finance
    Contact
    yanoti@ssrc.org, (718) 517-3624
    Staff
  • Jing Zhang

    Title
    Program Associate
    Department
    China Environment and Health Initiative
    Contact
    zhang@ssrc.org,
    Staff
  • Wei Zhu

    Title
    Communications/Program Associate
    Contact
    zhu@ssrc.org, 718-517-3649
    Staff
  • Zachary Zinn

    Zachary Zinn is Director of Technology at the Social Science Research Council. A project manager, web developer/designer, systems administrator, and general technology enthusiast, he has worked on a wide variety of SSRC information technology projects and digital publications since joining the Council in December 2006. In addition to his work at the Council, Zinn provides technological consulting for nonprofit institutions and manages NoPro Sports, an organization that he co-founded with SSRC staff in 200…

    Title
    Director of Technology
    Department
    Communications / IT
    Contact
    zzinn@ssrc.org, (718) 517-3637
    Staff