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Paula Ditzel Facci

POSITION: Assistant Professor

DEPARTMENT: CJP - Center for Justice & Peacebuilding

LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | RLN 208


Paula Ditzel Facci has recently joined EMU as assistant professor of peacebuilding at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. She holds a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University Jaume I (Spain). She was a visiting research fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, and a visiting scholar at CJP, EMU (USA).

Paula has taught at the Unit for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Innsbruck (Austria), the Academy for Conflict Transformation (Germany), and the Instituto Paz e Mente (Brazil). She has also facilitated workshops on creative approaches for conflict transformation with focus on dance and movement for students, peacebuilders and communities.

Paula is the author of Dancing Conflicts, Unfolding Peaces (2020), and On Human Potential: Peace and Conflict Transformation Fostered Through Dance (2011). She published a Practitioner’s Toolkit: Gender in Peace and Conflict (2020), and co-edited the special issue “Transrational Perspectives in Peace Education”, of the Journal of Peace Education (2019). She authored chapters in culture of peace for educators and youth and worked as a consultant in Reports on Human Rights Education of the InterAmerican Institute of Human Rights, Costa Rica. Previously, Paula worked for five years with social and educational projects in Brazil, her native country.


PHD, Jaume I University (Peace, Conflict and Development)
MA, University of Innsbruck
BA, SaoPaulo State University

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