Peace Studies Ph.D. Student Placements

With a joint degree uniting a traditional discipline with peace studies, our graduates are equipped for academic jobs in a wide range of areas. They are first-rate scholars in their disciplines and bring additional experience in transdisciplinary research and teaching in peace, justice, and human rights to their scholarship. Graduates of our program excel in their work for international agencies, pursuit of research fellowships, and tenure-track and administrative roles in the Academy.

Alumni – if you would like to update your placement information, please fill out our alumni update form or contact Anne Hayner

Peace Studies & Anthropology

Rieti Gengo ('19)
Position: Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar (2019-2020), Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame

Kristina Hook ('20) 
Position: Assistant Professor of Conflict Management at the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development at Kennesaw (Georgia) State University

Angela Lederach ('19)
 Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology in the Department of Cultural and Social Studies, Creighton University

Drew (Richard) Marcantonio ('21)
Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame

Peace Studies & History

Ryne Clos ('16)
Position: History Instructor, Based in Liscannor, County Clare, Ireland

Anna Fett, (Expected graduation, August '21)
Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York

Ashley Greene ('16)
Position: Assistant Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, ​Cohen Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Keene State College, New Hampshire

Laura Weis ('18)
 Project Coordinator, Slavery History,Memory, and Reconciliation, Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province

Peace Studies & Political Science

Karie Cross Riddle ('17)
Position: Assistant Professor of Political Science at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California

Alex Dukalskis ('13)
Position: Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in International Politics and Human Rights, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Garrett FitzGerald ('20)
Position: Assistant Professor in the Peace and Justice Studies Program, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Pace University, New York City

Ji Eun Kim ('17)
Position: Assistant Professor of Political Studies, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

Kathrin Kranz ('16)
Position: Assistant Director, Graduate Career Development, University of Chicago

Shinku "James" Lee ('`7)
Position: Research Scholar, Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago, Illinois

Emily Maiden ('19)
Position: Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, University of North Florida

Lenore VanderZee ('17)
Position: Executive Director for University Relations, State University of New York (SUNY) Canton

Peace Studies & Psychology

Laura Taylor ('13)
Position: Lecturer (Assistant Professor), School of Psychology, Queen’s University, Belfast, Ireland

Dana Townsend ('19)
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Specialist, SAMS (Syrian American Medical Society) Foundation

Peace Studies & Sociology

Matthew Chandler ('18)
Research Data Management Specialist, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

Hyunjin Deborah Kwak ('17)
Position: Assistant Professor of Culture, Theory, Social Movements, Criminal Justice, Group Identity, Peace & Conflict, and Emotion, Mason Korea, George Mason University

Ana Velitchkova ('14)
Position: Croft Assistant Professor of Sociology and International Studies, University of Mississippi

Peace Studies & Theology

Colleen Cross ('20)
Position: Assistant Director, Foundation Relations, University of Notre Dame

Heather DuBois ('18)
Position: Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Stonehill College

Leo Guardado ('18)
Position: Assistant Professor of Theology, Fordham University, New York

Chris Haw ('18)
Position: Assistant Professor of Theology, University of Scranton, Pennsylvania

Janna Hunter-Bowman ('17)
Position: Assistant Professor of Peace Studies and Christian Social Ethics, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana

Kyle Lambelet ('17)
Position: Assistant Professor in the Practice of Theology and Ethics, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

Steven Savides (Expected graduation, January '22)
Position: Assistant Professor of Mass Communication, Principia College

Michael Yankoski ('20)
Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame