Stephen Smith Cody is director of the Human Rights Center's Atrocity Response Program. He designs and manages research related to human rights violations in the Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, a J.D. from Berkeley Law School, and an M.Phil. in anthropology from Cambridge University. Prior to joining the center, he taught sociology and worked in the criminal division of the District of Columbia Superior Court. He has co-authored reports and academic publications on various topics in human rights and international criminal law.