Anuj Gurung earned his PhD in 2019 from the Political Science Department at Kent State University. In addition to being a well-trained scholar in political science and conflict resolution, Anuj is an ardent advocate of refugee rights. His dissertation—an ethnographic research—examines refugee resettlement from Bhutanese refugees’ perspectives. While refugee integration continues to be defined by the host country’s structures, refugee communities find social space to re-define their agency and identities. Part of his applied research is highlighted in the SPCS website.
Anuj currently teaches at Kent State’s School of Peace and Conflict Studies (SPCS), where he has covered Introduction to Conflict Management, International Conflict Resolution, and Conflict Theory. His pedagogy is informed by his extensive experience in field research and community engagement. His teaching style embodies accessibility and a commitment to learning. He prides in creating an inclusive, dialectical environment in the classroom.
Gurung, Anuj, and Amanda Clark. 2018. “The Perfect Storm: The Impact of Disaster Severity on Internal Human Trafficking." International Area Studies Review 21(4). https://doi.org/10.1177/2233865918793386
Hancock, Landon, and Anuj Gurung. 2018. “Capturing the Flag: The Struggle for National Identity in Nonviolent Revolutions.” Peace and Conflict Studies 25(2).
Coy, Patrick, Landon Hancock, and Anuj Gurung. 2019. “Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.” In The Companion to Peace and Conflict Studies. London: Routledge.
“North Hill Development Survey and Focus Group Report: October to December 2016.” International Institute of Akron. Akron, OH. (Executive Research Summary)
Economic Development Project. 2016-2017. Funded by the Knight Foundation.
Community Dialogue. 2018. Funded by the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence.
Personal website: https://gurunganuj.weebly.com/
B.A. in Communication (minors in History and Political Science), Hiram College, 2008