Journal of Transdisciplinary Peace Praxis

ISSN 2631-746X (Print) & 2631-7478 (Online)

Jeremy A Rinker

Jeremy A Rinker, PhD is an Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, USA where he researches the intersections between narrative and nonviolent social change. Jeremy’s research interests revolve around the centrality of justice discourse, trauma awareness, and collective resilience in movements aimed at transforming social conflict, historical injustices, and structural violence. His work has long focused on caste, social movement framing, organisation, and mobilisation.

Working with marginalised communities to create the spaces and structures to address all types of violence (structural, cultural, and direct), resist injustice, and develop platforms for social resilience to blossom and grow, Jeremy has previously been published in Peace and Change, The Journal of Peace Education, Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies and Peace and Conflict: The Journal of Peace Psychology. Jeremy’s book, Identity, Rights, and Awareness: Anticaste Activism in India and the Awakening of Justice through Discursive Practices (Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Asia) (Lexington) has been published in October 2018. A provocative study of the narrative agency of contemporary anti-caste movements in India, Identity, Rights, and Awareness makes the narratives of historically marginalised anti-caste activists audible to activists and academics alike. His co-edited volume with Dr Jerry Lawler, Realizing Nonviolent Resilience: Neoliberalism, Societal Trauma, and Marginalized Voice (Conflict and Peace Series) (Peter Lang) was released in late 2020. This edited volume asks how nonviolent conflict practitioners might intervene to ‘treat’ traumatised, and often marginalised, populations suspended in the predicament of ‘acting in’ and ‘acting out’ their collective traumas and thereby illuminates the critical role of trauma in peacebuilding.

A former Peace Corps Volunteer (Kazakhstan 1995-97) and Nehru-Fulbright Grant Awardee at Banaras Hindu University’s Malaviya Centre for Peace Research (2013-14), Jeremy currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife Stephanie and two sons Kylor and Tarin. He enjoys reading, writing, and being outdoors.

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