Sara Koopman

Assistant Professor, School of Peace and Conflict Studies, Kent State University

Sara is a long time international solidarity activist and does collaborative thinking with those movements. Her focus is on colonial patterns in solidarity organizing, and how activists with privilege can and do work to change them. Her recent work is on international protective accompaniment in Colombia as an example of altergeopolitics. Her current research looks at how stories travel out of war zones and how they are used to build solidarity and peace. She blogs at

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Interest: Colombia

Keywords: Political geography, peace, feminist,. accompaniment, stories, solidarity