Dr Leticia Anderson

Lecturer and Director of the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies

K01 - Mackie Building
The University of Sydney


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Biographical details

Leticia is a Lecturer at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies and is currently the Centre’s Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator and the Director of the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies degree. Leticia had previously been a sessional lecturer at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies and the Department of Sociology and Social Policy from 2007-2013. Prior to commencing her academic career, Leticia worked in the Indigenous rights and reconciliation movement, most recently serving as Executive Officer for the NSW Reconciliation Council.

Research interests

Leticia’s research interests include combating Islamophobia, racism and the news media, the role of religion in conflict and peacemaking, and peace education.

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching

  • PACS6902: Reconciliation and Conflict Transformation – Unit Co-Coordinator (with Dr Wendy Lambourne)
  • PACS6904/5: MPACS Dissertation – Unit Coordinator
  • PACS6911: Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies – Lecturer


Past teaching

  • PACS6915: Human Rights, Peace and Justice (online) – Unit Coordinator
  • PACS6917: Religion, War and Peace – Unit Coordinator
  • PACS2002: History and Politics of War and Peace – Lecturer/Tutor
  • SCLG1001/1002: Introduction to Sociology – Lecturer/Tutor
  • GOVT3990: Islam and Democracy in the Muslim World – Guest Lecturer

Awards and honours

2010, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Excellence in Teaching Practice Award

In the media

  • 10 October 2014, Politicians and media let us down in fight to curb rising Islamophobia, The Conversation. Available here.

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