Faculty & Staff

Peace and Justice Studies Program Co-Directors

Lawrence Rosenwald | lrosenwa@wellesley.edu | English Department


Catia Confortini | cconfort@wellesley.edu | Assistant Professor, Peace and Justice Studies

Ronald Osborn | rosborn@wellesley.edu | Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow, Peace and Justice Studies

Advisory Board

  • Christopher Candland | Department of Political Science
  • Catia Confortini | Department of Peace and Justice Studies
  • James Kodera | Department of Religion
  • Craig Murphy | Department of Political Science
  • Lawrence Rosenwald | Department of English
  • Susan Skeath van Mulbergt | Department of Economics
  • Helena de Bres | Department of Philosophy

Susan Lange is the administrative assistant for the Peace & Justice Studies Program and can be found in Founders Hall, Rm 031.  Please call her at 781.283.2563, or email her at slange2@wellesley.edu.

  • Christopher Candland

    Associate Professor of Political Science

    B.A., Haverford College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Focused on the political dimensions of human development, based on comparative and quantitative studies within Southern Asia. 


  • Catia Confortini

    Assistant Professor of Peace and Justice Studies

    B.S., Università degli Studi di Firenze; M.A., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of Southern California

    Scholar and activist around issues of peace and gender.


  • Helena de Bres

    Assistant Professor of Philosophy

    B.A., Victoria University; M.A., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Researches and teaches political and moral philosophy, with a focus on questions of distributive justice in global politics.


  • Lidwien Kapteijns

    Elizabeth Kimball Kendall and Elisabeth Hodder Professor of History

    B.A., Universiteit van Amsterdam; M.A., University of London; Doctoraal, Ph.D., Universiteit van Amsterdam

    African historian focusing on Somalia and Sudan; translator of historical and popular culture texts in Arabic and Somali. 


  • T. James Kodera

    T. James Kodera

    Professor of Religion

    B.A., Carleton College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

    An educator and a scholar in the comparative and historical study of religion with a focus on Asia, as the word "Asia" is understood historically and broadly to include West Asia, South Asia and East Asia.


  • Craig Murphy

    Craig N. Murphy

    M. Margaret Ball Professor of International Relations; Professor of Political Science

    B.A., Grinnell College; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)

    The politics of globalization and inequality absorb me. I study them using archives, interviews, and direct observation of international development agencies.


  • Ronald Osborn

    Ronald E. Osborn

    Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Peace and Justice Studies

    B.A., Atlantic Union College; M.A., St. John's College ; M.S., University of London; Ph.D., University of Southern California

    Religion and violence; philosophical groundings of human rights; conflict transformation; pacifism and just war theory; politics and literature.


  • Lawrence A. Rosenwald

    Anne Pierce Rogers Professor of American Literature; Professor of English

    B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Americanist, translator, performer (music, theater), verse-writer, pacifist


  • Susan E. Skeath

    Professor of Economics

    B.A., Haverford College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

    Interests in microeconomics, advanced and intermediate theory applied game theory, and experimental economics.


Contact Us

Contact Us

Peace and Justice Studies
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Tel: 781.283.2563

Lawrence Rosenwald
Tel: 781.283.2634

Susan Lange
Administrative Assistant
Tel: 781.283.2563