Ph.D.'s on the Market
Peace Studies & History
Anna is trained within the history sub-field of “U.S. in the world.” Her scholarly work highlights issues of culture, religion, and imperialism within the study of U.S. foreign policy and foreign relations in the 20th century. Her research also contributes to peace studies by contextualizing the dominant motives, values, and history of this multi-disciplinary field, especially as it has developed within the United States. Anna's research examines how certain essentializing discourses about youth, as threatening “troublemakers” and potential “peacebuilders,” have led to the expansion of particular kinds of programming for youth as well as how these programs have reinforced these problematic characterizations, with serious repercussions for young people both at home and abroad. This year, she has been invited to contribute to an edited volume on the state of the field of research and advocacy regarding youth and peacebuilding. Anna was a Notre Dame Presidential Fellow from 2015-2019 and a 2019-2020 Pepe Fellow. In 2017, she was awarded the University of Notre Dame “Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award” in her department.
Peace Studies & Political Science
Garrett is a scholar-practitioner working at the intersections of peace studies, political theory (especially contemporary democratic theory and comparative political theory), and decolonial theory. His work broadly addresses questions of power and difference, especially in the context of knowledge production, and is particularly focused on how colonial legacies continue to shape what counts as ‘expert’ knowledge in the fields of peace studies and political theory. An award-winning educator, Garrett is passionate about helping students to engage with pressing issues in the study of peace, justice, and conflict, and helping students to develop the intellectual curiosity, moral courage, and practical knowledge they will need to bring about positive transformation in the world. Before coming to the Kroc Institute, Garrett served for five years as the head of development for the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, a Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization dedicated to promoting disarmament as a matter of public health. Garrett has also been involved in gang intervention and mediation work, and community-based processes of restorative justice.
Peace Studies & Anthropology
An estimated nine million people die annually of human-produced toxic pollution. Many more millions are estimated to die of the effects of environmental change caused by human-produced non-toxic pollution, such as droughts made more frequent and severe under the stress of climate change. This is why I research environmental violence and work to raise awareness of it.
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