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Christianna Nichols Leahy

I have been teaching at this fine liberal arts college for 35 years because it is the most delightful environment in which to teach, build lifetime relationships with students and continue my research (often working with students) on human rights, conflict resolution and European Politics. I have been a human rights activists for three decades and deeply committed to social justice and equality. With my students, we arrive at alternatives to the existing problems in international politics. Teaching is an absolute joy to me.


Ph.D., Georgetown University
M.A., Georgetown University
B.A., American Unviersity

Research Interests

  • Human rights

  • Peace and conflict

  • The European Union

  • Greece & Portugal

  • Revolutionary movements

  • International humanitarian law

Recent Courses

  • PSI 2316: Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements

  • PSI 3365-03: Subterranean Politics

  • PSI 3333: Conflict Resolution, Peacemaking and Peacekeeping in the Post 9/11 World

Selected Publications

Whither the Solidarity: Opportunity in Crisis and the Future of European Integration. The Athens Journal of Social Sciences, 2015.

The Subterranean Politics Blues: Contesting Third Wave Consolidation in Portugal and Greece. The Athens Journal of Social Sciences, 2016.

Clubs and community involvement

  • Former Board Member, Amnesty International USA

  • Faculty Fellow, the East/West Center

  • Faculty Fellow, the United States Institute for Peace & The International Institute for Humanitarian Law

Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Teaching Award

  • Phenomenal Woman Award

  • Pi Sigma Alpha Teaching Award

  • Who's Who

Christianna Nichols Leahy

"The most violent element in society is ignorance."

Emma Goldman