The Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) Program Committee is comprised of faculty and students who help manage and guide the Program, including event planning, funding approval, and curricular initiatives.

Students interested in joining the Committee should submit a one page statement describing their interest in Peace and Conflict Studies, comments on any Peace and Conflict Studies events they have attended, and ideas for future initiatives or events. Applications should also include major (if declared); current year in college; a list of other on-campus organizations or committees you serve on; and plans for off-campus study. Applications are due on April 10, 2017. Applications should be sent by email to the program coordinator, Simone Sidwell.

Faculty Committee Members




Brigittine M. French


Professor of Anthropology

PACS Program Chair

frenchb[at]grinnell[dot]edu


Timothy Dobe



Associate Professor of Religious Studies

dobe[at]grinnell[dot]edu


Kathy Kamp



Professor of Anthropology

Earl D. Strong Professor of Social Studies

kamp[at]grinnell[dot]edu


Elizabeth J. Queathem



Lecturer of Biology

queathem[at]grinnell[dot]edu



Gemma Sala



Assistant Professor of Political Science

salag[at]grinnell[dot]edu


Johanna Solomon


Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Peace Studies

solomonj[at]grinnell[dot]edu

Student Committee Members

Deqa Aden ‘18

Michael Cummings ‘18

Desiree dos Santos da Mota ‘17

Maxwell Fenton ‘19

Michaela (Misha) Gelnarova `18

Emily Ricker ‘18

Nora Sahel ‘17

Sarojini Sapru ‘17

Staff

Simone Sidwell

Coordinator of Peace and Conflict Studies Program


sidwells[at]grinnell[dot]edu