Name: Amanda Blewitt
Program: International Education
Research Interests: bottom-up peacebuilding, nonformal community-based education, peace education, reconciliation and social healing, mixed-methods research design
Principal Advisor(s): Elisabeth King
Research Description/Bio: Amanda Blewitt is a third-year Ph.D. student in International Education at New York University. She is interested in exploring community-based uses of narrative and dialogue in acknowledging “everyday” forms of violence and, ultimately, promoting social healing.
Prior to doctoral study, Amanda worked for community development, women’s empowerment, and educational nonprofit organizations in Honduras and Ecuador and additionally worked as an educator for universities and nonprofits in the U.S. and numerous international settings. 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.