Program: International Education
Research Interests: peace education, nonformal community-based education, dialogic pedagogies, conflict transformation, grassroots peacebuilding
Principal Adviser(s): Elisabeth King
Research Description: Amanda Blewitt is a first-year Ph.D. student in International Education at New York University. She is interested in exploring how reflective, structured dialogue interventions contribute to grassroots peacebuilding efforts in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Prior to doctoral study, Amanda worked for community development, women’s empowerment, and educational nonprofit organizations in Honduras and Ecuador for a total of six years. She has additionally worked as an educator in Colombia, South Africa, India, and the U.S. Amanda holds a Master of Education in International Education Policy & Management from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Franklin & Marshall College.