Global Programs: Belfast, Northern Ireland | Faculty
Leadership and Conflict Transformation in Northern Ireland: Literary, Historical, and Political Perspectives on Peacebuilding
Molly Wallace is Hood House Lecturer of International Affairs at the University of New Hampshire where she teaches courses on war and political violence, nonviolent action, the ethics of war and peace, and global politics. Previously, she served as a visiting lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Brown University, after earning her Ph.D. in Political Science at Brown (with specializations in the sub-fields of international relations and political theory). Her research explores the role of nonviolent action in global politics with a particular focus on the work of Nonviolent Peaceforce, an international NGO engaged in nonviolent intervention/civilian peacekeeping in Sri Lanka, where she conducted field research in 2008. While at Brown, she also served as a volunteer mediator with the Community Mediation Center of Rhode Island. Prior to her graduate studies, Molly earned her B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies from Mount Holyoke College and then worked for several years in Washington, DC, at NGOs in the fields of conflict resolution and international affairs. She has taught Leadership and Conflict Resolution with Brown’s Leadership Institute for the past five summers and is excited about taking it to Northern Ireland this summer.
Kelly Matthews received her Ph.D. in English with a focus on modern Irish literature from the University of Ulster in Coleraine, Northern Ireland in 2009. She earned her B.A. in English at Harvard, and holds a master's degree in Education from Boston University as well as a master's in Anglo-Irish Literature from Trinity College, Dublin. A former high school English teacher, she is currently Assistant Professor of English and Education at Framingham State University, outside Boston, Massachusetts, where she teaches courses in Irish literature, composition, and pedagogical methods. Her first book of literary criticism, The Bell Magazine and the Representation of Irish Identity (Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2012) was acclaimed as "luminous and richly entertaining" by Declan Kiberd in the London Times Literary Supplement. She has recently co-edited a second book, The Country of the Young: Interpretations of Youth and Childhood in Irish Culture, which will be published in 2013.
R.M. Douglas, an Irish historian, is Professor and Chairman of the History Department at Colgate University (New York), where he specialises in the study of the Second World War and the postwar era in Europe. The author of five books and numerous articles, he was recently named one of the best 300 university professors in North America by the Princeton Review. His new book, Les expulsés, has previously been published in the United States and Germany, where it has become a national best-seller; Polish and Turkish translations will appear later this year. This book was chosen by La Presse as one of the twelve best titles of the year; the English version was also named one of the 15 best books of 2012 by The Atlantic Monthly.