Mariah Crystal Stember is a Ph.D. candidate in the KU Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Mariah studies gender and conflict in the context of liberation and activist movements. She recently returned from Namibia where she was conducting fieldwork via oral history and archival research methodology.
She has a B.A. in German and Management from St. Olaf College, and an M.A. in Public Policy and International Development Management from the University of Washington. Mariah has a background in international education, and has taught in Germany, Namibia and the US. She had Fulbright grants in Namibia in 2019 as well as in Germany in 2002, studied health, human rights and social transformation in Kenya in 2010 and served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Namibia from 2012 – 2014.