Posted by Michael Henstra on May 05, 2017
 
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Patriotism & Peace in the U.S. after 9/11:
Lessons from Antiwar Veterans & Military Families - Part 2
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Dr. Lisa Leitz is  an Assistant Professor and the incoming Chair of Peace Studies at Chapman University, and she is affiliated with the Sociology Department.  She is currently Chair of the American Sociological Association Peace, War, & Social Conflict Section. Her research focuses on the role of identity and culture in attempts to make social change and address injustice. Her book,  Fighting for Peace: Veterans and Military Families in the Anti-Iraq War Movement, was published in the University of Minnesota Press’s Social Movements, Protest and Contention Series & won the 2015 American Sociological Association's Peace, War and Social Conflict Outstanding Book Award.  Her Social Problems article related to this research, “Oppositional Identities: The Military Peace Movement’s Challenge to Pro-Iraq War Frames” won the 2012  American Sociological Association's Peace, War and Social Conflict Outstanding Article Award. Dr. Leitz has also published about emotions in activism around infanticide, feminist organizing in the Middle East, gendered components of the American military, United States veterans’ health, women’s peace activism in the U.S. and physical fighting among middle school girls. Her ongoing research examines U.S. militarization and veterans’ reintegration post 9/11.
 
 
The following discussion is incredibly insightful, captivating and thought provoking and brings a new perspective to PeaceBuilding.  Our relationship with Chapman University has just begun!
 
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