Peace Studies

Peace Studies 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. Peace Studies 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 Peace Studies 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 Peace Studies 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 Peace Studies.

Name Title Phone Web
Thia Cooper Director 507-933-6296 web
Seán Easton Director 507-933-7640 web
Sidonia Alenuma-Nimoh Associate Professor 507-933-7451 web
Mary Gaebler Associate Professor 507-933-6290
Mimi Gerstbauer Associate Professor 507-933-7421
Richard Leitch Associate Professor 507-933-7028
Suzanne Wilson Associate Professor 507-933-7426
Ursula Lindqvist Assistant Professor 507-933-7422 and 507-933-7422
Maddalena Marinari Assistant Professor 507-933-6152
Joaquin Villanueva Assistant Professor 507-933-6283