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Emily Welty

Associate Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Women's and Gender Studies

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Dr. Emily Welty is the Director of Peace and Justice Studies. She serves as Vice Moderator of the World Council of Churches and the Main Representative to the United Nations for the International Peace Research Association.


PhD , School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London , London, United Kingdom , 2011
Study of Religions

MA , American University , Washington, DC , 2005
International Peace and Conflict Resolution

BA , College of Wooster , Wooster, Ohio , 2000
Religious Studies


Welty, E. E. Unity in Diversity: interfaith dialogue in the Middle East. Washington DC, USA: United States Institute of Peace.

Welty, E. E. & Bolton, M. (2017). The Role of Short Term Volunteers in Responding to Humanitarian Crises: Lessons from the 2010 Haiti Earthquake. Michael Holenweger, Michael Karl and Jager Franz Kernic (Eds.), Leadership in Extreme Situations. Zurich: Springer. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-55059-6_7

Welty, E. E. "Anxiety and the Undergraduate Classroom". Reflections on Academic Lives: Identities, Struggles, and Triumphs in Graduate School and Beyond. Palgrave Macmillan.

Welty, E. E. (2016, May). The Theological Landscape of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty: the Catholic Church, the World Council of Churches and the bomb. Global Policy.

Welty, E. E. (2015). “Activism, Agency and Assemblage: Performing Resistance in Occupy Wall Street and Idle No More”. Peace Studies Between Tradition and Innovation. .

Welty, E. E. (2014, September). “Faith-based Peacebuilding and Development: an analysis of the Mennonite Central Committee in Uganda and Kenya”. Journal of Peacebuilding and Development. Vol 9 (Issue 2)


Welty, E. E. (2016, April 10). The Association of Practical Theology. Global Ecumenical Perspectives on Migration. New York City

Welty, E. E. (2015, October 17). Peace and Justice Studies Association. Humanitarianism Driven by Humility: an analysis of international peacebuilding and development work. James Madison University

Welty, E. E. (2015, October 17). Peace and Justice Studies Association. The Seduction of Good Intentions. James Madison University

Welty, E. E. (2015, September 24). The Role of Religion in Conflict Transformation. Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia

Welty, E. E. (2015, March 6). "How Relevant is Faith to Faith-based Organizations?”. New York University, New York City

Welty, E. E. (2015, February 20). • “Humility and Humanitarianism: an ethnographic analysis of the Mennonite Central Committee in Uganda and Kenya”. International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA


Faith-based peacebuilding and development, nonviolence social movements, East Africa


Field Research Team 2015-2016
[Theatre - Interdisciplinary work(s)] The Civilians,, New York City

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts


  • Anabaptist-Mennonite Scholars Network , August 2016
  • African Studies Association 2010
  • American Association of Religion 2010
  • American Political Science Association 2010
  • Peace and Justice Studies Association 2007
  • World Council of Churches Commission on International Affairs [Board Member] 2006
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