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Peter Dixon
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Peter Dixon is a Research Scientist in the Conflict Resolution and Coexistence Program at the Heller School for Social Policy at Brandeis University, where he co-leads the Everyday Justice and Reimagining Safety projects. He uses mixed methodologies to study how the everyday experiences of people and organizations during and after conflict enable or limit transformative solutions toward peace and justice. Dixon’s research addresses issues of measurement, political violence, peacebuilding and transitional justice, both in the United States and abroad. Currently, his work focuses mainly on reparations and truth processes in Colombia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and on social justice processes in the United States. He is a sociologist by training (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley) and works with interdisciplinary teams of political scientists, legal scholars, and peacebuilders, drawing on qualitative methods like focus groups and quantitative methods like population surveys. He also engages actively in peacebuilding through my scholarship, principally with the peace and research NGO, Everyday Peace Indicators, building off of his work at international organizations like the United Nations and International Criminal Court.