Faculty Scholars Directory

Center for Peacemaking faculty scholars are Marquette professors who have demonstrated excellence by advancing peacemaking through their teaching, scholarship and service.

Listed alphabetically by last name.

  • Dr. Noelle Brigden, Assistant Professor of Political Science
    Research interests: Borders; political and criminal violence; human security; transnational migration; the politics of street gangs in Central America; immigrants' rights.
  • Dr. Risa Brooks, Associate Professor of Political Science
    Research interests: Non-state militant groups and causes of militancy; relations between state militaries and local societies and political leaders (“civil-military” relations); American foreign policy and international affairs; and Middle East politics.
  • Dr. Cedric Burrows, Assistant Professor of English;
    Research interests: Rhetoric and Composition; African American Rhetoric; Cultural rhetorics; Rhetoric of social movements; Religious rhetoric, race and education.
  • Dr. Louise Cainkar, Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Sciences
    Research interests: The sociological study of the Muslim American experience and the Arab American experience; international migration, immigrants and diasporas; and transnational youth.
  • Dr. Jesse Cheng, Assistant Professor of Criminology and Law Studies
    Research interests: Methods of humanization; capital punishment; knowledge practices in sentencing defense advocacy.
  • Dr. Sharon Chubbuck, Associate Professor of Educational Policy
    Research interests: Urban African American students' response to forgiveness as a viable means of resisting violence in their context.
  • Dr. Alexandra Crampton, Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Sciences
    Research interests: Alternative Dispute Resolution through courts and community-based organizations; restorative justice; aging; family court; social intervention through government, nongovernmental organizations and social entrepreneurship; global aid and humanitarianism; and comparative research in Ghana and the United States.
  • Dr. Michael Duffey, Associate Professor Emeritus of Theology
    Research interests: Peace studies in the theology curriculum; educating Christian communities on nonviolent resistant as an alternative to war; the tension between the military vocation and Christian principles; and creating an interdisciplinary peace studies major.
  • Dr. Angie Harris, Associate Professor of Sociology
    Research interests: Health and illness, race and ethnicity, gender and sexualities, religion, urban studies, media studies, and social movements and community activism.
  • Dr. Heather Hlavka, Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Sciences
    Research interests: Sexual victimization and interpersonal violence; socio-legal studies, social control of women and children, gender and sexuality, trauma-informed care.
  • Rev. Thomas Hughson, S.J., Associate Professor Emeritus of Theology
    Research interests: Systematic theology (christology, pneumatology, ecclesiology); and Bernard Lonergan's interdisciplinary theological specialty of communication (studies on the public sphere, public theology, social Catholicism, social justice, ecumenism, dialogue with the social sciences, eco-theology, Ignatian spirituality).
  • Dr. Christine L. Krueger, Professor of English
    Research interests: Literature and law; history of justice advocacy; gender and sexuality; literature and religion; the historian Mary Anne Everett Green.
  • Dr. Emily Lynch, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
    Research interests: Refugees and forced migration; humanitarian intervention and settings; protracted conflict and displacement; resettlement systems; repatriation networks; trauma and resilience; new ethnographic writing; everyday life.
  • Dr. Jodi Melamed, Associate Professor of English
    Research interests: Critical race and ethnic studies; social movements; indigenous critical theory and indigenous activism; racial capitalism and neoliberalism; and gender, sexuality and intersectional analysis.
  • Dr. Susan Mountin, Director of Manresa for Faculty
    Research interests: Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement; racial justice; economic justice; and the theology of nonviolence.
  • Dr. Irfan Omar, Associate Professor of Theology
    Research interests: Islamic studies; inter-religious connections between Islam and other religions; religions of South Asia; theologies of nonviolence and peacemaking; and religion in the modern world.
  • Dr. Enaya Othman, Assistant Professor of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
    Research interests: Immigration; Arab and Muslim American transnational communities; Arab and Muslim American women's experiences; cultural encounters in colonial and diaspora contexts.
  • Dr. Jessica Rich, Assistant Professor of Political Science
    Research interests: Social policy; social movements and NGOs; bureaucracy and state capacity; Latin American politics.
  • Dr. Terrence Rynne, Instructor of Theology
    Research interests: Gandhi's influence on the Catholic Church's evolving teaching on war and peace; peacemaking as the new paradigm for thinking about war and peace — not pacifism or just war theory; and the impact of peace studies on student's career development.
  • Dr. Grant Silva, Associate Professor of Philosophy
    Research interests: Latin American philosophy; philosophy of race, the ethics of racism and racial justice; citizenship and immigration studies; national, international and even temporal conceptions of justice; social and political philosophy; decolonial philosophy and modernity; and Amerindian philosophical traditions.
  • Dr. Theresa Tobin, Associate Professor of Philosophy
    Research interests: Theoretical and practical ethics; social philosophy; religion, spirituality and violence; feminist ethics and political theory; feminist epistemologies; and gender and sexuality studies.
  • Dr. Kate Ward, Assistant Professor of Theology
    Research interests: Economic ethics; virtue ethics; ethical method; Catholic social thought.
  • Dr. Sandra Whitehead, Adjunct Instructor of Journalism and Media Studies
    Research interests: Peace journalism, international collaborative online learning, intercultural communication, the use of creative nonfiction in cross cultural/ cross national reporting, Arab and Muslim stereotypes, and media's role in war and peace.
  • Dr. Jessica Wolfendale, Professor of Philosophy
    Research interests: Causes of war crimes; reconstructing the social and political narratives that sustain the toleration of torture; the relationship between moral security, racism, and poverty; the ethics of war and peace.