The UNCG Department of Peace and Conflict Studies is the new academic home for peace researchers Douglas P. Fry and Geneviève Souillac. Dr. Fry, who arrives to Chair the Department, is an internationally known anthropologist of peace.
Dr. Souillac, likewise, is renowned for her interdisciplinary, humanities-based approach to peace studies, the field in which she has taught and published for over twenty years from the USA and Finland to Australia and Japan.
Drs. Fry and Souillac, husband and wife, often publish together. They are currently writing a book that explores nonviolence, pro-sociality, and human survival in the Anthropocene.
Fry and Souillac previously worked together to build peace studies Master’s programs at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and at two cooperating universities in Finland.
Souillac, who has been based in Europe and Asia for many years, is the author of books such as The Burden of Democracy and A Study in Transborder Ethics: Justice, Citizenship, Civility. Fry is known for such titles as Beyond War, the Human Potential for Peace, and War, Peace, and Human Nature. Both Souillac and Fry enjoy teaching and working with students.