Ph.D. 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: Research Assistant Professor and inaugural Executive Director of the Better Evidence Project, part of the Center for Peacemaking Practice at George Mason University’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution

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

Peace Studies & History

Francis Bonenfant-Juwong ('18)
Position: Lecturer, Peace and Justice Studies Program, Pace University, New York

Laura Weis ('18)
 Project Coordinator, Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province, St. Louis

Ryne Clos ('16)
Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Language and Culture, English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program, University of Notre Dame

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

Peace Studies & Political Science

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

Karie Cross ('17)
Position: Assistant Professor of Political Science, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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

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

Kathrin Kranz ('16)
Position: Assistant Professor of Global Politics, Bridgewater College, Virginia

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

Peace Studies & Psychology

Kathryn Lance ('18)
Assistant Coordinator of Undergraduate Internships, Psychology, University of Hartford

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

Dana Townsend ('19)
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Specialist with the 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 Sociology, Malone University, Canton, Ohio

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

Peace Studies & Theology

Heather DuBois ('18)
Position: Gannon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Religion, Ethics, and Philosophy, Florida State University

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