Emily Welty

Emily Welty

Associate Professor
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Women's and Gender Studies
41 Park Row


Faculty Bio

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

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

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

Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits

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

Courses Taught

Past Courses

INT 198: Glbl Pltcs of Pce & Soc Jstce
PJS 101: Intro to Peace & Justice Study
PJS 203: Nonviolence: Theory & Practice
PJS 296: Topic: Grief, Rslnc & Rsstnc
PJS 296: Topic: The Artist as Activist
PJS 301: Hmntrnsm & Intrntnl Aid Wrk
PJS 350: Adv Peace and Justice Studies
PJS 393: Internship in Peace
PJS 395: Independent Study in PJS
PJS 499: Capstone in Pce & Jstce Stds
POL 203: African Politic/Foreign Policy
POL 297: Rcncltn & Jstc:Pst-Cnflct Scty
POL 326: Reconciltn & Transitnl Justice
POL 395: Ind Study in Political Studies
UNV 101: First-Year Smnr Unvrsty Cmmnty

Publications and Presentations


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

"Anxiety and the Undergraduate Classroom"
Welty, E. E. Palgrave Macmillan.

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

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

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

College Service

  • Sabbatical Leave Committee [Committee Member]

University Service

  • Admissions and Retention [Committee Member]
  • Social Justice Week Planning Committee [Committee Member]
  • Civic Engagement [Committee Chair]

Professional Service

International Peace Research Association [Main Representative to the United Nations]

Public Service

  • New York Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons [Member]