Ph.D. Students Named Mullen Family Fellows

Author: Ryan Dunwiddie


Two Ph.D. students studying peace studies and political science have been named Mullen Family Fellows at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

Kathrin Kranz holds degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of Stirling in Scotland. She has researched Hindu-Muslim conflicts in India and international justice, peacebuilding and gender, and the relationship between human rights, peace, and security.

Shrinkyu Lee holds degrees from Harvard Divinity School and the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He served in the Korean army and worked for the U.N. Office of the World Council of Churches. His interests include the role of religious traditions in peace and war, global inter-religious dialogue, and the relationship between religious values and human rights.

Mullen Family Fellowships are awarded by the Kroc Institute each year to outstanding students in Notre Dame’s interdisciplinary peace studies doctoral program. The Ph.D. program is a partnership between the Kroc Institute and five departments in the College of Arts and Letters. Ph.D. degrees are offered in history and peace studies, political science and peace studies, psychology and peace studies, sociology and peace studies, and theology and peace studies.

Current Ph.D. students in peace studies come from a variety of backgrounds. A number have worked or consulted with organizations in the Middle East, Guatemala, Rwanda, South Korea, Indonesia, and elsewhere.

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