Victoria Fontan Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the American University of Afghanistan. She is also visiting professor at the Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESO), Guadalajara, Mexico; at the Institut Supérieur des Techniques de Développement, Kalehe, République Démocratique du Congo. Her original academic specialization has been in critical terrorism studies from a peace studies perspective, focusing on the role of humiliation in relation to the emergence of insurgencies, mostly in a Middle Eastern context. She is now focusing her research on diverse aspects of human security. She is academically engaged within the fields of peace education, peace-building, critical terrorism studies and peace journalism. After conducting research in more than 15 countries on all continents (Burma, Colombia, DR Congo, Kashmir, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, etc), she is currently focusing on transitional justice in Afghanistan, as well as academic journalism.