Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies

Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies (PJCS) is an interdisciplinary field of study which addresses the problems of war, social oppression and violence, and the challenges of implementing nonviolent conflict resolution and social justice. The PJCS program serves to focus knowledge from diverse disciplines to converge on the problems of violence and the challenges of finding peaceful solutions.

The mission of the PJCS program intersects with and supports the mission of Gustavus Adolphus College in several specific ways: it is interdisciplinary and international in perspective, it stresses the development of values as an integral part of intellectual growth, and above all it encourages students to work toward a just and peaceful world. The PJCS program strongly recommends study or work abroad for its students to gain international awareness and experience. It is also a program that values action-oriented pedagogies and models of experiential education and service-learning.

Students are encouraged to consult with the faculty listed below, who serve as resource persons and advisors in the various disciplines that contribute to the minor in PJCS.

Mimi GerstbauerDirector507-933-7421
Thia CooperProfessor507-933-6296web
Seán EastonProfessor507-933-7640
Ursula LindqvistProfessor507-933-7422
Mary GaeblerAssociate Professor507-933-6290
Richard LeitchAssociate Professor507-933-7028
Maddalena MarinariAssociate Professor507-933-6152
Sharon MarquartAssociate Professor507-933-7388
Carlos Mejia SuarezAssociate Professor507-933-7385
Suzanne WilsonAssociate Professor507-933-7426
Joaquin VillanuevaCo-director2016871101