Silvia Diazgranados Ferráns
Silvia Diazgranados Ferráns is an EdD candidate in Human Development and Education. Silvia seeks to understand the multi-level factors that contribute to the development of the citizenship competencies in young people, and evaluates and enhances violence prevention, citizenship education, and literacy programs that help children at risk of victimization and perpetration develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to live as constructive members of democratic societies. Silvia is the founder of Juegos de Paz, an education for peace program in Colombia that works in partnership with the U.S.-based organization Peace First. Before coming to Harvard, Silvia conducted clinical and research work with victims of war and captivity who suffered posttraumatic stress, and supported former child soldiers from guerrilla and paramilitary groups in Colombia in their process of civil society reintegration. Silvia holds BA degrees in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Los Andes, and an MA in Prevention Science and Practice from Harvard University. Silvia is a former New Civics Spencer Scholar, and the author of several peer-reviewed articles that explore issues related to moral decision making, violence prevention, and citizenship education.