Emily Welty

Emily Welty

Associate Professor
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Women's and Gender Studies
NYC
511G
41 Park Row

Biography

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.

Education

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

Publications

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

Local Peacebuilding in East Africa: The Role of Customary Norms and Institutions in Addressing Pastoralist Conflict in Kenya and Uganda
(2019). Lanham :Rowman & Littlefield. , pages 61-72.

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

"Anxiety and the Undergraduate Classroom"
Palgrave Macmillan.

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

“Activism, Agency and Assemblage: Performing Resistance in Occupy Wall Street and Idle No More”
(2015). .

“276 Cups of Tea: ethnography in peace and conflict research”
(2014). Robin Cooper and Laura Finley (Eds.), Charlotte, North Carolina :Information Age Publishing. , pages 111-135.

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

“Faith-based Peacebuilding and Development: an ethnographic analysis of the Mennonite Central Committee in Uganda and Kenya”
(2014, September). Journal of Peacebuilding and Development. Vol 9 (Issue 2) , pages 65-70.

"Occupy Wall Street as 'American Spring?'"
(2014, March). Peace Review. Vol 26 (Issue 1) , pages 38-45. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10402659.2014.876311

Occupying Political Science: from New York City to the World
(2013, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Occupying Political Science: from New York City to the World.Welty, Bolton, Nayak, Malone (Eds.), Palgrave Macmillan. , pages 306.

“An Occupied Political Science: concluding reflections on downtown political thinking”
(2013, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Welty, Bolton, Nayak, Malone (Eds.), Palgrave Macmillan. , pages 275-282.

“Occupy Wall Street as a Palimpset: overview of a dynamic movement”
(2013, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Welty, Bolton, Nayak, Malone (Eds.), Palgrave Macmillan. , pages 25-57.

“The Art of Nonviolence: the adaptations and improvisations of Occupy Wall Street”
(2013, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Welty, Bolton, Nayak, Malone (Eds.), Palgrave Macmillan. , pages 89-116.

“We had a Front Row Seat to a Downtown Revolution”
(2013, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Welty, Bolton, Nayak, Malone (Eds.), Palgrave Macmillan. , pages 1-24.

“Simplicity and Social Justice: an examination of value-driven practice in the Mennonite Central Committee”
(2012, November). Peace Studies Journal. Vol 5 (Issue 3) , pages 53-71.

Presentations

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

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

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

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

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

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

• “The Ethics of Voluntourism and Alternative Spring Break”
(2014, October 18). Peace and Justice Studies Association,

“The Tyranny of Good Intentions: critical reflexivity and peace and justice pedagogy”
(2014, October 17). Peace and Justice Studies Association,

“The Things That Make for Peace”
(2014, September 19). United Nations NGO event on the International Day of Peace. United Nations Church Center,

“Climate Justice and the Power of Myths”
(2014, June 12). Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences. New York City.

“Subjectivity, Identity and Activism: a look at Occupy and Idle No More”
(2013, October 20). Peace and Justice Studies Association. Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada.

“The Role of Critical Reflexivity in Teaching Peace and Justice Studies”
(2013, October 19). Peace and Justice Studies Association. Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada.

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 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]