Susan Thomson

I remember Cha as a hearty presence, with an acerbic wit that just cracked me up in the best of ways. Her timing with the right words was impeccable.

I also consider her among my first mentors. Her model of mentoring informs mine today. Cha supported me right out of the gate. What lingers most are her intellectual generousity and overall concern for how to do research in conflict setting and with war-affected people. She practiced trust and kindness, two qualities that are often absent in conflict settings but also in the academic world. I will miss her. 

Susan Thomson

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