Peace & Conflict Studies - Faculty


Erik JuergensmeyerErik Juergensmeyer
Department: Writing Program
Title: Coordinator of Peace and Conflict Studies, Associate Professor
Office: Jones Hall, RM 128
Phone: 970-247-7098

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.        

Anthony Nocella, Assistant ProfessorAnthony Nocella
Department: Sociology
Title: Assistant Professor
Office: Reed Library, RM 73
Phone: 970-247-6950
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Dr. Anthony J. Nocella II is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology, Editor of the Peace Studies Journal, National Coordinator of Save the Kids, Executive Director of the Institute for Critical Animal Studies, and Co-Editor of Critical Animal Studies and Theory book series with Lexington Books. His research includes critical criminology, transformative justice, queer studies, disability studies, Hip Hop, environmental justice, social justice education and critical pedagogy.


David KozakDavid Kozak
Department: Anthropology
Title: Professor
Office: Center of Southwest Studies, RM 278
Phone: 970-247-7498

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.

 RARuth Alminas
Department: Political Science
Title: Assistant Professor
Office: Noble Hall
Phone: 970-247-6166

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.