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George Mason University

Patricia Maulden

Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution

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  • 703-993-9804 (office)
  • 703-993-8285 (cell)
  • Northeast Module II, 106
    3351 North Fairfax Drive, MS 4D3
    Arlington, VA 22201

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Biography

Patricia A. Maulden is Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution and Director of the Dialogue and Difference Project with The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and her Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University. Her research interests include generational and gendered dynamics of conflict and peace, social militarization / demilitarization processes, urbanization, post-conflict peace economies, and peacebuilding practices. She has written about child soldiers generally as well as, more specifically, the roles of girls and women in conflict – whether as soldiers, combatants, or associates of fighting forces. She is currently investigating the dynamics of NGOs as private peacebuilding contractors and their roles in the post-conflict peace economy, the post-conflict paradox – engaging war while creating peace, and exploring peacebuilding over time, more specifically the trajectories of post-conflict knowledge.

As part of an ongoing research project she exploring community based peace education in Sierra Leone and Burundi, and, building on a recent field assessment in Liberia, organized a palaver management project bringing students to Liberia to work with local youth-focused organizations. Domestically, Dr. Maulden researches and teaches about youth gangs as well as gang-related community peacemaking programs. As a practitioner, she conducts seminars on interpersonal conflict resolution, facilitates intergenerational and interethnic dialogues, and has served as a restorative justice caseworker. As Director of the Dialogue and Difference Project at George Mason University, she plans dialogue events, trains student facilitators, and writes practice related curriculum.

Degrees

PhD, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University (2007)

MS, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University (2002)

BA, American Government, University of California (1999)

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Faculty Rank: Associate Professor

Selected Publications

Honors & Awards

Fellow - University Life, George Mason University

January 1, 2010

Media Appearance

WAMU Why More Federal Prisoners Will Be Released In Virginia Than D.C., Maryland

November 9, 2015

In the News

How to Have a Productive Conversation About Politics at Thanksgiving

Published on November 23, 2016

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Mason project gives students safe space to discuss guns in America

Published on March 23, 2016

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Mason students discuss Islamophobia

Published on February 21, 2016

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Mason Professors, Graduates Take Active Role in Latin American Conflicts

Published on November 20, 2015

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Presentations & Performances

Dialogue and Difference Series- Exploring Difference, Inclusion, & Justice- Justice

Apr 11 2017 | Fairfax Campus, Research Hall

Dialogue and Difference Series- Exploring Difference, Inclusion, & Justice- Inclusion

Mar 22 2017 | Fairfax Campus, Research Hall

Dialogue and Difference Series- Exploring Difference, Inclusion, & Justice- Difference

Feb 16 2017 | Fairfax Campus, Research Hall

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