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Sample of publications.  See profiles on leadership and fellows page for a complete list. 

Palihapitiya, M. 2019 (in press). "Faith-based conflict early warning: Experiences from two conflict zones." Journal of Interreligious Studies.

Ross, K. 2019 (published online ahead of print). "Becoming Activists: Jewish-Palestinian Encounters and the Mechanisms of Social Change Engagement." Peace & Change: A Journal of Peace Research: 1-35.

Kew, D., M. Russell-Einhorn, and A. Rincon Villegas. 2018.  “Rise of the Global Human Rights Regime: Challenging Power with Humanity.”  In Interdisciplinary Approaches to Human Rights: History, Politics, Practice, edited by Rajini Srikanth and Elora Chowdhury, 34-49. London: Routledge. 

Mundt, M., K. Ross, and C.M. Burnett. 2018. "Scaling Social Movements Through Social Media: The Case of Black Lives Matter." Social Media + Society 4(4).

Pugh, J.D. 2018. "Negotiating Identity and Belonging through the Invisibility Bargain: Colombian Forced Migrants in Ecuador." International Migration Review

Pugh, J.D. 2018. "Weaving Transnational Activist Networks: Balancing International and Bottom-up Capacity-building Strategies for Nonviolent Action in Latin America." Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies 2(1): 130–144.

Pugh, J.D. 2018. Tejiendo redes de activismo transnacional: el balance entre estrategias internacionales y locales en la construcción de capacidades para la acción no violenta en América Latina. Middle Atlantic Review of Latin American Studies, 2(1): 145–160.

Sprague, Courtenay. 2018. Gender and HIV in South Africa: Advancing Women’s Health and Capabilities. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Vearey, J., T. de Gruchy, M. Kamndaya, H. Walls, C. Chetty-Makkan, and J. Hanefeld. 2018. "Exploring the migration profiles of primary healthcare users in South Africa." Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 20(1): 91-100.

Hanefeld, J., J. Vearey, and N. Lunt, on behalf of the Researchers on Migration, Mobility and Health Group. 2017. "A global research agenda on migration, mobility, and health." The Lancet 389(10087): 2358-2359.

Hashim, Yahaya, Darren Kew, and Judith Ann Walker. 2017. "Nigeria: Frustration, Polarization, and Violence." In Peacebuilding in Deeply Divided Societies: Toward Social Cohesion?, edited by Fletcher D. Cox and Timothy D. Sisk, 215-244. Switzerland: Palgrave MacMillan.

Makandwa, T. and J. Vearey. 2017.  "Giving Birth in a Foreign Land: Exploring the Maternal Healthcare Experiences of Zimbabwean Migrant Women Living in Johannesburg, South Africa." Urban Forum 28(1): 75-90.

McHenry, M., W.M. Nyandiko, M.L. Scanlon, et al. 2017. "HIV stigma: Perspectives from Kenyan caregivers and adolescents on living with HIV." Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care 16(3): 215-225. 

Oliveira, E. and J. Vearey. 2017. "Beyond the single story: creative research approaches with migrant sex workers in South Africa." Families, Relationships and Societies 6(2): 317-321.

Pugh, J.D. 2017. "The 'Invisibility Bargain' Constrains Migrants’ Identities and Rights." AULA Blog

Pugh, J.D. 2017. "Universal Citizenship through the Discourse and Policy of Rafael Correa." Latin American Politics and Society 59 (3): 98-121.

Pugh, J.D., D. Sulewski, and J. Moreno. 2017. "Adapting Community Mediation for Colombian Forced Migrants in Ecuador." Conflict Resolution Quarterly 34(4): 409-430.

Ross, K. 2017. “Untangling the Intervention-Context Dyad through Horizontal Comparison: Examples from Israeli Peacebuilding Organizations.” Comparative Education Review 61(2): 327-353.

Ross, K. 2017. Youth Encounter Programs in Israel: Pedagogy, Identity, and Social Change. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press. 

Scanlon, M.L., G. MacNaughton, and C. Sprague. 2017. "Neglected disease, neglected right: Children living with HIV and their right to science." Health and Human Rights Journal

Sprague, C.M.L. Scanlon, and D.W. Pantalone. 2017. "Qualitative methods to advance research on health inequities among previously incarcerated women living with HIV in Alabama." Health Education & Behavior 44(5): 716-727.

Sprague, C., B. Radhakrishnan, S. Brown, T. Sommers, and D.W. Pantalone. 2017. "Southern Women at Risk: Narratives of Familial and Social HIV Risk in Justice-Involved U.S. Women in Alabama." Violence and Victims 32(4): 728-753.

Vearey, J. 2017. "Urban Health in Johannesburg: Migration, Exclusion and Inequality." Urban Forum 28(1): 1-4.

Vearey, J., M. Modisenyane, and J. Hunter-Adams. 2017. "Towards a migration-aware health system in South Africa: a strategic opportunity to address health inequity." South African Health Review 20th edition: 89-98.

Vearey, J., K. Thomson, T. Sommers, and C. Sprague. 2017. "Exploring local-level responses to migration and urban health in Hillbrow: the Johannesburg Migrant Health Forum." BMC Public Health 17 (Suppl 3): 427.

Walker, R., J. Vearey, and L. Nencel. 2017. "Negotiating the city: exploring the intersecting vulnerabilities of non- national migrant mothers who sell sex in Johannesburg, South Africa." AGENDA 31(1): 91-103.

Dill, L., J. Vearey, E. Oliveira, and G. Martinez Castillo. 2016. “ 'Son of the Soil…Daughters of the Land:' poetry writing as a strategy of citizen-making for lesbian, gay, and bisexual migrants and asylum seekers in Johannesburg." AGENDA 30(1): 85-95.

Kew, Darren. 2016. Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, and Democracy in Nigeria. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press.   

Kew, Darren and Abra Lyman. 2016. "Long road to justice: addressing indigenous land claims in Kenya." In Land, Indigenous Peoples and Conflict, edited by Alan C. Tidwell and Barry Scott Zellen, 149-173. New York: Routledge.  

Pugh, J.D. June 2016. "Bridges, Not Walls, Foster Peace and Security as Refugees Arrive." Counterpunch

Pugh, J.D. October 2016. "What displaced Colombians living abroad think about the peace efforts." The Conversation 

Pugh, J.D. 2016. "Peacebuilding among Transnational Youth in Migrant-Receiving Border Regions of Ecuador." Journal of Peacebuilding and Development 11(3): 83-97.

Ross, K. 2016. "Peace-Building through Inter-Group Encounters: Rethinking the Contributions of ‘Mainstream’ and ‘Politicised’ Approaches." Peacebuilding 4(3): 317-330.

Scheibe, A., M. Richter, and J. Vearey. 2016. "Sex work and South Africa’s health system: Addressing the needs of the underserved." South African Health Review 19: 165-178.

Sprague, C., H. Fraley & V. Black. 2016. "Constraints to Practicing Exclusive Breastfeeding for HIV Positive South African Women." In Breastfeeding, Social Justice and Equity: Reflecting, Reclaiming, Re-visioning, edited by Paige Hall Smith, Miriam Labbok & BE Chambers. Amarillo (TX): Praeclarus Press.

Sprague, C., N. Woollett, J. Parpart, A. Hatcher, T. E. Sommers, S. Brown and V. Black. 2016. "When Nurses are Also Patients: Intimate Partner Violence and the Health System as an Enabler of Women’s Health and Institutional Agency in Johannesburg." Global Public Health 11(1-2): 169-183.

Sprague, C.Scanlon, M.Radhakrishnan, B., and Pantalone, D.W. 2016. "The HIV Prison Paradox: Agency and HIV-Positive Women’s Experiences in Jail and Prison in Alabama." Qualitative Health 27(10), 1427-1444.

Vearey, J., C. Barter, and A. McGinn. 2016. "Research ethics in practice: lessons from studies exploring interpersonal violence in different contexts." Journal of Families, Relationships and Societies 6(2): 273-289.

Walls, H., J. Vearey, M. Modisenyane, C. Chetty-Makkan, S. Charalambous, R. Smith, and J. Hanefeld. 2016. "Understanding healthcare and population mobility in southern Africa: the case of South Africa." South African Medical Journal 106(1): 14-15.

Lewis, Peter and Darren Kew. 2015. "Nigeria's Hopeful Election." Journal of Democracy 26(3): 94-109.'s_Hopeful_Election 

Ross, K. 2015. "Quality as Critique: Promoting Critical Reflection Among Youth in Structured Encounter Programs." Journal of Peace Education 12(2): 117-137.

Ross, K. and N. Lazarus. 2015. "Tracing the Long-Term Impacts of a Generation of Israeli-Palestinian Encounters." International Journal of Conflict Engagement and Resolution 3(2): 116-135. 

Ross, K. and N. Razon. 2015. “Interrogating Boundaries and Acknowledging Fluidity: Shifting Identity Markers in Palestine/Israel.” Journal of Borderlands Studies 30(2): 247-262.

Sprague, C., A. M. Hatcher, N. Woollett, T. E. Sommers and V. Black. 2015. "'They can’t report abuse; they can’t move out. They are at the mercy of these men:' Exploring Connections between Intimate Partner Violence, Gender and HIV in South African Clinical Settings." Culture, Health & Sexuality 18(5): 567-81.'t_Report_Abuse_They_Can't_Move_Out_They_Are_at_the_Mercy_of_These_Men'_Exploring_Connections_Between_Intimate_Partner_Violence_Gender_and_HIV_in_South_African_Clinical_Settings

Sprague, C., A. M. Hatcher, N. Woollett and V. Black. 2015. "How Nurses in Johannesburg Address Intimate Partner Violence in Female Patients: Understanding IPV Responses in Low and Middle-Income Country Health Systems." Journal of Interpersonal Violence 32(11): 1591-1619.

Woolman, Stu and Courtenay Sprague. 2015. "Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide: The Absence of Public Policy as to How Health Care Professionals Should Address Intimate Partner Violence Constitutes a Breach of the Rights to Health and Bodily Integrity Under the South African Constitution." Cardozo Journal of Law & Gender 22(1): 29-74.

Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano (FFLA) y University of Massachusetts Boston. 2015.  Manual de Capacitacion Dialogo y Politicas Publicas:¬†Transformacion de conflicto. Ecuador. 

Carnehl, Charlotte, and Darren Kew on behalf of the Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development. April 2014. The 2014 Slomoff Symposium: Bridging Global Religious Divides Conference Report. Boston: University of Massachusetts Boston.

Kew, Darren, and Modupe Oshikoya. 2014. "Escape from Tyranny: Civil Society and Democratic Struggles in Africa." In The Handbook of Civil Society in Africa, edited by Ebenezer Obadare, 7-23. New York: Springer-Verlag. 

Mahapatra, Debidatta Aurobinda. 2014. "Multiethnic and pluralist states here to stay." 25 March, 2014. 

Matz, David E. 2014. "No Career Ladder: A Failure of the Field" International Journal of Conflict Engagement and Resolution 2(1): 48-52.  

Matz, David E., A. Zerkin, A.R. Gay, and N. Truppin.  2014. Patient Voices in Clinical Practice: Guideline Development. Dispute Resolution Magazine Summer 2014: 28-32.  

Simon, Sara and Courtenay Sprague. 2014. "Social Actors Fight the Rising Tide of HIV in US Southern Poor." Center for Peace Democracy & Development Publications. Boston: ScholarWorks at UMass Boston.

Sprague, Courtenay and Sara Simon. 2014. "Understanding HIV Care Delays in the US South and the Role of the Social-Level in HIV Care Engagement/Retention: A Qualitative Study." International Journal for Equity in Health 13(28): 1-14.

Keating, Michael. 2013: "Where's our cut? Regional governments look for better deals with foreign mining firms." The Economist: 19 December 2013.

Kew, Darren, and Chris M. A. Kwaja. 2013. "Development Strategies and Conflict in Nigeria." In The Economic Roots of Conflict and Cooperation in Africa, edited by William Ascher and Natalia Mirovitskaya,167-182.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Steele, David, on behalf of the University of California, San Diego. September 2013. Creative Approaches to Conflict Transformation in Societies Affected by Extremis