Rezarta holds a Master's degree in Conflict Resolution from Sabanci University in Turkey. Rezarta is conducting research in Rwanda and Burundi assessing Tutsis' and Hutus' attitudes toward each other, willingness to interact, and their knowledge on origins of mass violence as an academic consultant to the La Benevolencija Rwanda reconciliation radio project. She has conducted research on youth conflict resolution programs for Greek and Turkish Cypriots, as well as our attitudes about, and the relationships between, different types of trust in Albanian and U.S. student populations.
Rezarta’s research focuses on the relationship between collective memories and construction of social identities, and received a Harry Frank Guggenheim Dissertation Award Award to support her while conducting this research. Rezarta completed her Ph.D. in Spring 2009 and took a position in Fall 2009 at University of Massachusetts Boston, as Assistant Professor, Dispute Resolution Programs, McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies. She is currently Associate Professor with Tenure in the Doctoral Program in Psychology & Social Interventions of the Department of Applied Psychology, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University.