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.

Name Title Phone Web
Seán Easton ’21 Director 507-933-7640
Mimi Gerstbauer Professor 507-933-7421
Sidonia Alenuma-Nimoh Associate Professor 507-933-7451 web
Thia Cooper Associate Professor 507-933-6296 web
Mary Gaebler Associate Professor 507-933-6290
Richard Leitch Associate Professor 507-933-7028
Ursula Lindqvist Associate Professor 507-933-7422
Suzanne Wilson Associate Professor 507-933-7426
Maddalena Marinari Assistant Professor 507-933-6152
Joaquin Villanueva Assistant Professor 2016871101