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Katie Mansfield



DEPARTMENT: CJP - Center for Justice & Peacebuilding


LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | BR 201

PHONE: (540) 432-4653

EMAIL: katie.mansfield@emu.edu

Katie Mansfield is the Lead Trainer for 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, healing dance and Integrative Energetic Medicine.


"Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience programme: experiential education towards resilience and trauma informed people and practice," Intervention 2017, Volume 15, Number 3, Page 264 - 277

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, http://kroc.nd.edu/strategic-peacebuilding-pathways. With JP Lederach.

“Listening to the experiences of the long-term displaced,” Forced Migration Review 33, Sep 2009. With Dayna Brown.