Dr. Margaret Keiley-Listermann is a native Atlantan. At the age of seventeen, she set up an international trading company. This took her to Europe, where she began researching the conflict in Northern Ireland. Her doctoral work was on the role of Sinn Fein in the Irish peace process. Recently, she has completed "Sinn Fein Women: Footnoted Footsoldiers and Women of No Importance" with Greenwood Press (2010). Her academic research interests also include: peace studies and conflict resolution, war, womens studies, and community activism. Keiley is an active member of the Junior League of Atlanta, where she has been leading efforts to improve early childhood education and to prevent the sexual exploitation of our children.