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Peace and Social Justice Education on Campus

Faculty and Student Perspectives

Editor(s): Luigi Esposito, Kelly Concannon Mannise
Contributors: Tamedrea Mason, Stephanie Wong, Christian Schlaerth, Karla Rivera-Torres, David Ragland, Jeff Pelich,

Book Description

This book provides important reflections by and for peace and social justice educators working on college campuses. Importantly, it also integrates the voices of students. More than a feel-good compilation of success stories, however, it illustrates the complexities inherent in teaching and learning about and for peace and social justice. Chapters in the book provide critical assessments of institutions, pedagogies, and practices, making visible the messy but very real spaces in which education and learning occur. Written by faculty and students from many disciplinary areas, the contributions discuss in-class and outside-of-class actions, providing a deeper understanding of best practices and challenges faced by both groups. Albeit in different ways that are reflective of the many different pedagogical approaches to peace and justice education, each chapter integrates ideas, concepts, and reflections from both faculty and students. The conclusion and appendix offer recommendations for future and additional resources for college and university faculty and students interested in learning more about peace and social justice.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-8271-2
ISBN-10: 1-4438-8271-2
Date of Publication: 01/12/2015
Pages / Size: 325 / A5
Price: £52.99


Kelly Concannon is Assistant Professor of Writing at Nova Southeastern University in Ft Lauderdale, Florida. Dr Concannon encourages global awareness and responsibility, which she situates as central to various literacy practices. She has published work in journals such as the Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning, The Journal of Feminist Scholarship, Academic Exchange Quarterly, the Journal of Advanced Composition, Enculturation, and College Literature. She participates in various community activist projects and alliances, including the South Florida Diversity Alliance, and serves as a Mentor for the Women of Tomorrow Program in Ft Lauderdale. She also serves as a mentor for the Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community-Based Research.

Laura L. Finley, PhD, is Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. She is the author, co-author, editor and co-editor of fourteen books, as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters, and a syndicated columnist with PeaceVoice. Additionally, Dr Finley is co-editor (with Michael Minch) of the Cambridge Scholars book series Peace Studies: Edges and Innovations and editor of the ABC–CLIO series Crime in Popular Culture. Dr Finley is also a community activist for peace, social justice and human rights. She serves on the Boards of several local, state-wide and national organizations, is co-chair of the South Florida Diversity Alliance, and is co-founder of the College Brides Walk, a dating and domestic violence awareness initiative.