University of california, berkeley
B.A. — Department of History and Political Economy program (2016)
Concentrations in U.S. national security, international political economy, and international criminal law
Research and Work Experience
Freedom Forward, Washington, DC
Fellow, Consultant (2017–)
American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC
Pence Law Library Circulation Manager (2017–)
Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley School of Law
Nonresident Fellow (2016–17)
Visiting Research Associate (2016)
Research Assistant on War Crimes and Sexual Violence (2015–16)
Administrative Assistant (2014)
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Washington, DC
Washington Fellow for the Americas (2015)
UC Berkeley School of Law
Assistant Editor, Research Assistant (for Foreign Law Guide) (2014)
Law Library Faculty Paging Assistant, Patron Services Assistant, and Circulation Assistant (2013–15)
Department of History, UC Berkeley
Research Assistant on Human Rights (for Waldo E. Martin, Jr.) (2013–16)
Kevin D. Reyes, “Programming Strategy: National Security, Computer Science, and the Strategic Defense Initiative, 1983–89” (Percy Grant working paper, Institute of Governmental Studies, forthcoming 2018).
Kevin D. Reyes, “‘We Must Help Them Build Free Institutions’: Neoliberal Modernization and American Nation-Building in Iraq,” Global Societies Journal 4 (2016): 42–55.
Kevin D. Reyes, “Sexual Legacy: American Influence and the Southeast Asian Sex Trade since the Vietnam War,” Columbia East Asia Review 9, no. 1 (Winter 2016).
“Australia,” “Austria,” “Canada,” “Norway,” and “South Africa (Republic),” in Foreign Law Guide, ed. Marci Hoffman et al. (Brill Online, 2014). (researcher, editor)
Commentary and Public Outreach
Kevin D. Reyes, “International Criminal Justice Is Not Dead Yet,” Globe Post, July 25, 2017.
Kevin D. Reyes, “How to Spot Fake News,” Globe Post, June 25, 2017.
Scott Davis and Kevin D. Reyes, “Note from the Editors,” Clio’s Scroll 17, no. 2 (Spring 2016).
Scott Davis and Kevin D. Reyes, “Note from the Editors,” Clio’s Scroll 17, no. 1 (Fall 2015).
Kevin D. Reyes, “Lower Sproul Workers Must Receive Salary Equal to Other UC Workers,” Daily Californian, July 27, 2015.
Jonathan Chau and Kevin D. Reyes, “Black April Anniversary Calls Us to Make Narratives Heard,” Daily Californian, April 28, 2015.
“Prepared Statement of Santiago A. Cantón,” in U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues, hearing, Deepening Political and Economic Crisis in Venezuela: Implications for U.S. Interests and the Western Hemisphere, 114th Cong., 1st sess., March 17, 2015 (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2015), 41–52. (‘ghost’ co-author)
Santiago A. Cantón, “Guatemala, Estado fallido o justicia” [Guatemala, failed state or justice], El País (Madrid), February 3, 2015. Reprinted in La Razón (La Paz, Bolivia), February 15, 2015; and with response by former Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina in Emisoras Unidas (Guatemala City), February 3, 2015. (‘ghost’ co-author)
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, “Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Condemns Failure of Mexican Authorities to Fully Investigate Forced Disappearance of 43 Students in Guerrero,” press release, January 29, 2015. (‘ghost’ co-author)
Kevin D. Reyes, “What Free Speech Movement at Berkeley?” College Fix, September 9, 2014.
Kevin D. Reyes, “Remembering Ronald Reagan 30 years Later,” Daily Californian, June 9, 2014.
Contributions to Other Publications
Kevin D. Reyes and Waldo E. Martin, Jr., “Appealing to the World: Globalizing the Freedom Struggle with Universal Human Rights,” in “A Change is Gonna Come”: The Cultural Politics of the Black Freedom Struggle and the Making of Modern America (University of North Carolina Press, forthcoming).
Elizabeth Ibanda-Nahamya (Honorary Justice of International Crimes Division, High Court of Uganda), “Child, Early and Forced Marriages in East Africa: The Role of the Judiciary,” annex 1 in Judicial Bench Book on Violence Against Women in Commonwealth East Africa (London: Commonwealth Secretariat, 2017), 284–326.
Eric Stover, Victor Peskin, and Alexa Koenig, Hiding in Plain Sight: The Pursuit of War Criminals from Nuremberg to the War on Terror (University of California Press, 2016; repr., 2017).
Stephen Smith Cody, Eric Stover, Mychelle Balthazard, and Alexa Koenig, The Victims’ Court? A Study of 622 Victim Participants at the International Criminal Court (Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley School of Law, November 2015).
Kim Thuy Seelinger and Julie Freccero, The Long Road: Accountability for Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings (Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley School of Law, August 2015).
Conferences, Hearings, and Workshops
Workshops participant. Human Rights Investigations Lab OSINT verification training workshop, hosted by the Human Rights Center of UC Berkeley School of Law and Amnesty International Digital Verification Corps, UC Berkeley School of Law, September 20–23, 2016
Conference paper. “Programming Strategy: National Security, Computer Science, and the Strategic Defense Initiative, 1983–89.” 101 Circus: A Colloquium of Undergraduate Thesis Papers, hosted by the Department of History and Phi Alpha Theta, UC Berkeley, May 4, 2016.
Conference paper (and event organizer). “Sexual Legacy: American Influence and the Southeast Asian Sex Trade since the Vietnam War.” 5th Annual Multicultural Community Center (MCC) Research Symposium, hosted by the MCC, Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) Program, and the Center for Race and Gender, UC Berkeley, April 21, 2016.
Invited research participant. “Beyond Punishment: Victims’ Participation in International Criminal Trials,” Center for the Study of Law and Society, UC Berkeley School of Law, October 19, 2015.
Organizer. Missing Peace Practitioners’ Workshop on Accountability for Sexual Violence, hosted by the Human Rights Center of UC Berkeley School of Law, in collaboration with the Uganda Fund, United States Institute of Peace, Peace Research Institute Oslo, and Women in International Security, Speke Resort Munyoyo, Kampala, Uganda, August 26–28, 2015.
Conference report. “Ayotzinapa and the Crossroads of Accountability Precedents: Mexico’s Enforced Disappearance Crisis as a Case Study of the Human Rights Paradox.” 2015 Legal Studies Undergraduate Research Conference, UC Berkeley School of Law, April 24, 2015.
Briefing participant. Briefing on “The State of Statelessness in the Caribbean,” U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, in collaboration with Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Washington, DC, March 19, 2015.
Civil society participant. Hearings on “Human Rights Situation of Child Victims of Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation in the United States,” “General Human Rights Situation in the State of Guerrero, México,” “Reports of Acts of Forced Disappearance and Impunity in México,” and “Human Rights Situation of Migrant Persons in the Bahamas,” Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States, Washington, DC, March 16–20, 2015.
Expert testimony participant. Hearing on “Deepening Political and Economic Crisis in Venezuela: Implications for U.S. Interests and the Western Hemisphere,” U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues, Washington, DC, March 17, 2015.
Invited panelist. Session on government and public service with history, hosted by the Department of History and Public Service Center, UC Berkeley, December 3, 2014.
Organizer. First Responders: An International Workshop on Collecting and Analyzing Evidence of International Crimes, hosted by the Human Rights Center of UC Berkeley School of Law and Open Society Justice Initiative, in collaboration with the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and Salzburg Global Seminars, Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg, Austria, September 8–11, 2014.
Organizer. Exhibit on “Envisioning Human Rights,” hosted by the Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley School of Law, August 28, 2014.
Invited lecture. “The Manson Family: A Cold War Alternative for Disenfranchised Youth, 1967–75.” M. A. Firebaugh High School, Lynwood, CA, May 31, 2013.
Invited lecture. “Industrial Growth and Change in the Gilded Age.” M. A. Firebaugh High School, Lynwood, CA, October 25, 2012.
Academic and Professional Service
American University National Security Law Brief
Consulting Editor (2017–)
Clio's Scroll, The Berkeley Undergraduate History Journal
Advisory Board Chair (inaugural) (2016–17)
Managing Editor (inaugural) (2015–16)
Associate Editor, Web Development Editor (2015)
Undergraduate Researchers of Color (UROC) Program, UC Berkeley
Program Designer (2015–16)
UC Washington Center Program, UC Berkeley (2015)
Admissions Committee Member (2015)
Colombia Steering Committee
Member (representing Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights) (2015)
Honors, Grants, and Associations
Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Grant, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships, UC Berkeley (to Human Rights Center) (2016)
Charles H. Percy Grant for Public Affairs Research, Center for the Study of Representation, Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley (2015)
Working Group Program Grant, Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, UC Berkeley (to Clio’s Scroll) (2015–16)
Law and Social Sciences Program Grant, National Science Foundation (to Human Rights Center) (2015)
Dean’s Honor List, College of Letters and Science, UC Berkeley (2015)
Class of 1968 Honorary Membership, UC Berkeley (2015)
Washington Fellowship, Center on Civility and Democratic Engagement, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley (2015)
Program Grant, UC Washington Center Program (UCDC), UC Berkeley (2015)
MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions (to Human Rights Center) (2015)
Innovation Grant, Initiative for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity, UC Berkeley (to UROC) (2015)
Membership, Phi Alpha Theta—Chi Chapter (National History Honor Society) (2012)
Department of History, UC Berkeley
Instructional Assistant for "The Free Speech Movement and the 1960s" (Freshman seminar)
Berkeley International High School, Berkeley, CA
Teaching Assistant for "History of the Americas," "U.S. History"