Edad Mercier is a comparative social policy researcher, historian, and academic lecturer from the United States. Edad received her BA in History (secondary in French) from Harvard College, MSc in Urbanisation and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and LL.M. in International Law from University Paris Descartes (Paris V). She also holds several licenses including Training in School Violence Prevention, and Intervention and Training in the Needs of Students with Autism.
Edad works with museums, libraries, foundations, and NGOs on curricula development, public programming, and poverty reduction initiatives. Edad has collaborated with several organizations including the American Library in Paris, International Rescue Committee, MIT Urban Africa, UNESCO, and Urban Affairs Association. She was formerly the Academic Director of World Strides Global Camps at Wellington and Dulwich Colleges in China. As a Doctoral Fellow in World History at St. John’s University, Edad specializes in historical-critical methods and approaches to archaeology, law, ecology, and global studies.
Edad currently conducts ethnological and historical research with the Division of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History.