Gianina Pellegrini



Gianina Pellegrini

Adjunct Faculty (SU)

  • Campus:
  • Saybrook University
  • College of Social Sciences
Transformative Social Change
Saybrook University

Dr. Gianina Pellegrini is a faculty member in the Transformative Social Change department at Saybrook University and taught the Globalism & Power course with Dr. Marc Pilisuk for four years. Dr. Pellegrini earned a Ph.D. in psychology, with a specialization in Transformative Social Change, from Saybrook University in 2015. She also earned a graduate certificate in Peace and Conflict Resolution from Saybrook University and a certificate in International Conflict Management from the International Peace and Security Institute in Bologna, Italy. Dr. Pellegrini's commitment to defending human rights and social justice, supporting survivors of violence and trauma, and providing direct service to protect and empower women and children affected by war and violent conflict is reflected in her work and research. For over a decade, Dr. Pellegrini has dedicated herself to providing holistic, comprehensive support and care management to individuals and families with complex needs. She served as a Member-at-Large for the American Psychological Association's Division 48-the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence-and is a member of Psychologists for Social Responsibility and the Peace and Justice Studies Association. Dr. Pellegrini joined Saybrook faculty in Fall 2017, and is the Program Director at Partnerships for Trauma Recovery.

Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Psychology Humanistic Psychology
PTSD/Trauma Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Conflict Resolution
Transformative Social Change Human Rights
Immigration and Refugee Issues
Nongovernmental Organizations
Peace and Justice Studies
Education History
Degree Institution Year
Ph.D. Saybrook University, California 2015
MA Saybrook University, California 2009
BS Northeastern University, Massachusetts 2002
Curriculum Vitae