Annemarie Sancar holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Bern. Her research focused on the construction of ethnicity among refugees in a given national context. Before joining swisspeace, she worked as a lecturer at the Institute of Social Anthropology in Bern; seven years for cfd - a feminist peace organization - as an expert in feminist peace policies and migration; and as gender senior advisor for the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation. Her work focuses on methodologies of gender equality mainstreaming as well as conceptual crossing points of gender equality and governance, care economy, food sovereignty and violence. Annemarie is a member of the international network Women in Development Europe. She joined swisspeace in January 2014 as a Senior Program Officer for gender in the Policy and Platform Program and at the Center for Peacebuilding (KOFF).