Stephen Smith Cody

STEPHEN SMITH CODY is director of the Atrocity Response Program at the Human Rights Center. He designs and manages research on vulnerable victims and witnesses in international criminal trials. His current studies focus on survivors of human rights violations in Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Kenya, and Uganda.

Stephen grew up in West Philadelphia. He earned a BA in political science from Temple University, where he was named a Truman Scholar, and an MPhil in anthropology at Cambridge University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. Stephen holds a PhD in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and a JD from Berkeley Law. Prior to joining the Human Rights Center, he taught high school as a Public Allies Fellow at the Eagle Rock School and served as adjunct professor of sociology at the College of Southern Nevada. He also clerked in the criminal division for the senior judges of the District of Columbia Superior Court. He has co-authored reports and academic publications on various topics in human rights and international criminal law. He is currently working on a book about victims who participate in war crime trials.