Kathryn Bryan


Wells Senior Recognition Award (2002)


Kathryn Bryan was a Herman B Wells scholar at Indiana University Bloomington.

At IU, she discovered her passion for religious studies. She spent a year in the Middle East and returned to IU to research questions of justice and conduct in irregular warfare. Delving into issues of international human rights and unconventional conflict, Bryan composed a thesis on the topic. She volunteered for the Bloomington Coalition for Peace and for Amnesty International.

While in Palestine, she volunteered as an English teacher at the Beit Jibrin and Dheisheh refugee camps and helped plan an international conference on Arab women's rights. In the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, Bryan organized a campus-wide escort network at IU Bloomington for Muslim women going to classes.

Bryan earned a master's degree in political theory at Oxford University.