Peace & Conflict Studies
Title: Coordinator of Peace and Conflict Studies, Associate Professor
Office: Noble 235
Dr. Erik Juergensmeyer is Coordinator of the Peace and Conflict Studies Minor and Associate Professor of Composition and Rhetoric. His research interests include community mediation and nonviolent communication. He teaches PEAC 101 and 401.
Office: Center of Southwest Studies, RM 278
Dr. David Kozak is Associate Professor of Anthropology. His research ranges from healing song poetics of the Tohono O’odham culture of southern Arizona, to Type 2 diabetes and obesity, to land access issues regarding conflicts over recreational and sacred land use. Collaborative community-based projects are close to Kozak’s heart. He has worked in several Native American communities of southern Arizona, and locally, applying his expertise to assist in problem solving regarding health and well-being matters. He teaches ANTH 210.
Department: Political Science
Title: Assistant Professor
Office: Noble Hall
Dr. Ruth Alminas is an Assistant Professor of Political Science with a strong interest in peace and conflict studies. Her research covers nongovernmental organizations, organizational theory, and internal displacement. She teaches Armed Conflict and Its Management and Middle Eastern Politics.