Nazareth's provocative peace and justice studies degree program examines the way human beings resolve conflict and work towards justice on interpersonal and global levels. Our interdisciplinary approach allows students to complement their perspectives on ethical theory, political justice, and class conflict, for example, with studies in philosophy, political science, economics, and other areas of interest.
The peace and justice studies major combines rigorous academic study with self-reflection and engagement in service learning. Two semesters of service work are required in an area of social justice or community organizing. Past internships have included Metro Justice, St. Joseph's House of Hospitality, and Action for a Better Community.
A senior seminar on nonviolence serves as the capstone course, which studies the works of Martin Luther King and Gandhi, among others.
Education: Ph.D., Syracuse University (Sociology); M.R.P., Cornell University (City Planning); A.B., College of the Holy Cross (Economics)
Teaching Interests: Sociology, social problems, deviance, sociology of religion, homelessness, social movements, and social research methods.
Research Interests: Non-violence, the Catholic worker movement, Homes for the Friendless, and social construction of weapons of mass destruction.
“I’m going to educate myself on things I really care about — I’m getting an education, not a degree.”