Managing Director, Programs
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Stephanie returned to the Foundation in 2010; she had previously been a program officer in the Program on Peace and International Cooperation, overseeing the program’s research and training grantmaking.
Platz has served as a program officer or senior program officer for the Spencer Foundation, the International Research and Exchanges Board, and the Russell Sage Foundation. She has held the Alex Manoogian Chair of Modern Armenian History at the University of Michigan, where she was also Associate Director of the joint degree program in Anthropology and History. Before returning to MacArthur, she was the Executive Director of The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq.
Platz holds a BA in Linguistics, and both and MA and Phd in Anthropology from the University of Chicago.