Kirsten Bookmiller, Ph.D.

Government, Policy, and Law

Kirsten Bookmiller, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone: 717-871-7502

Dr. Kirsten Nakjavani Bookmiller (Ph.D., University of Virginia) is a Professor of Government and Political Affairs and International Studies, a contributing faculty member to the MS in Emergency Management program and director of the Center for Disaster Research and Education’s Global Partnerships Initiative at Millersville University of Pennsylvania.  Nakjavani Bookmiller’s teaching areas include international humanitarianism and human rights, public international law and global governance.  Her current research agenda focuses upon soft law contributors to the development of international disaster response law.  Recent works appear in The International Law of Disaster Relief (edited, Cambridge, 2014) and Proceedings of the American Society of International Law.  Dr. Bookmiller has forthcoming publications in the International Journal of Emergency Management, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law and The Research Handbook on Disasters and International Law (edited, Edward Elgar, 2016) and is currently writing a book titled The Episodic Humanitarians:  International Disaster Relief Volunteers and International Law.   Dr. Bookmiller is also co-founder and co-chair of the American Society of International Law’s new Disaster Law Interest Group. From 1997-2013, Dr. Bookmiller served as Director of the Office of Global Education and Partnerships at Millersville University, during which she negotiated and concluded 17 partnerships with academic institutions abroad on behalf of the university. She has been an invited visiting or guest lecturer on the subjects of international law and international humanitarian affairs at universities in Australia, Brazil, Chile, Germany, South Africa and Spain.

Dr. Bookmiller teaches:

EMGT 618: Humanitarian Responses to International Disasters