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By Dean Johnson and Jeremy Rinker

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Dean Johnson is Director of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program, Professor of Philosophy, and an affiliated faculty member with Women’s and Gender Studies at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Johnson was a PJSA founding board member and has been a part of PSA/PJSA for 22 years.

Dr. Jeremy Rinker is the Institutional Liaison on the Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) Board. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina Greensboro’s Department of Peace and Conflict Studies where he is currently engaged in research that explores the intersections between marginalization, collective trauma, and systems of oppression. Dr. Rinker’s research and writings have long focused on South Asian communities, untouchability, human rights, narrative meaning making, and identity in social justice movements. His first book entitled Identity, Right, and Awareness: Anti-Caste Activism in India and the Awakening of Justice through Discursive Practices came out from Lexington Press in 2018. With expertise in restorative justice conferencing, peace circle facilitation, program development, and social movement organization, Dr. Rinker’s work aims to integrate the theory and practice of peace and conflict to achieve social justice outcomes