Diana Coleman grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and lived for many years in Phoenix, Arizona.
She is a Doctoral Candidate in Religious Studies in the Islam in Global Context Track at Arizona State University, new to the Quad Cities. Diana is teaching courses online for ASU while writing her dissertation, which examines the ways in which the prisoners and guards at Guantánamo Bay Prison in Cuba frame their experiences in religious, philosophical, and/or theological terms. She worked for six years at the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict at ASU. Her research on state violence has taken her to Argentina, Uruguay, Nicaragua, Germany, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Bangladesh.
She is currently enrolled in the immigration law course offered through Catholic Legal Immigration Network, and hopes to offer support to the vibrant Floreciente community in this regard.