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human rights activist , religion educator

Alice Chandler Hunsberger, American Religion educator, human rights activist. Recipient 2d prize for Best Dissertation in Iranian Studies, Foundation for Iranian Studies, 1992. member Middle East Studies Association, Society for Iranian Studies (treasurer 1992-1994), Columbia University Seminar in Iranian Studies, American Academy Religion, Am.Philos. Society.

Background

Hunsberger, Alice Chandler was born on June 25, 1952 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of George Shepherd and Ruth Margaret (Stillman) Hunsberger.

Education

Bachelor cum laude, New York University, 1974. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1977. Master of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1979.

Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1992.

Career

Research assistant Middle East languages Columbia University, New York City, 1974-1977. Instructor Queens College/CUNY, 1977, Aryamehr University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, 1977-1978, University Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, 1978. Development associate Seamen's Church Institute, New York City, 1984-1988.

Associate director development Amnesty International, 1988-1999. Adjunct assistant professor program in religion Hunter College/CUNY, 1992-1995. Research fellow Institute Ismaili Studies, London, since 1999.

Lecturer in international human rights and Islamic philosophy. Consultant various organizations, since 1993. Seminar lecturer Cambridge (England) University, 1994, Institute for Ismaili Studies, London, 1997, Sorbonne University, Paris, 2001.

Works

Membership

Member Middle East Studies Association, Society for Iranian Studies (treasurer 1992-1994), Columbia University Seminar in Iranian Studies (acting chair 1998-1999), American Academy Religion, American Philosophical Society, Association for Study of Persian Speaking Societies (board member since 2000).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: learning languages.

Connections

Married Angelo Gelpi, August 12, 1977 (divorced August 1994). 1 child, Adriane.

father:
George Shepherd Hunsberger

mother:
Ruth Margaret (Stillman) Hunsberger

spouse:
Angelo Gelpi

child:
Adriane Hunsberger