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Katie Mansfield

DEPARTMENT: CJP - Center for Justice & Peacebuilding



POSITION: Director, STAR Program

LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | BR 201

PHONE: (540) 432-4653


Katie Mansfield is the Director of the Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) program within Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.

Before joining STAR, Katie worked with Mennonite Central Committee Kenya for three years as peacebuilding coordinator. Previously she was an apprentice with John Paul Lederach at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute, researching, writing, planning and network building with initiatives in Colombia, Argentina, Thailand and Nepal and linking Kroc’s alumni network. She also worked with CDA Collaborative Learning Projects’ Listening Project and engaged in peace education work in Davao (Mindanao), Boston, and Delhi. Prior to working in peacebuilding, she worked for eight years with a major multi-national bank in New York and London.

Katie is a PhD candidate in Expressive Arts and Conflict Transformation with the European Graduate School in Switzerland. She completed her M.A. in International Peace Studies (Kroc Institute) in 2008 and her AB in History at Harvard University in 1996. She has also completed teacher trainings in yoga and healing dance.


Bridges towards Truth: Storytelling in Conflict Transformation in Kenya, Nairobi: Mercy Corps Kenya, 2013. With A.M. Ouma.
“The Evaluation Puzzle: Simple and Complex,” MCC Peace Office Newsletter, Volume 42, No. 4, Oct-Dec 2012.
Wheel of Strategic Peacebuilding Paths, With JP Lederach.
“Listening to the experiences of the long-term displaced,” Forced Migration Review 33, Sep 2009. With Dayna Brown.