Two University of Notre Dame Ph.D. students studying peace studies and political science have been named Mullen Family Fellows.
Kathrin Kranz holds degrees from the London School of Economics and the University of Stirling in Scotland. She has researched Hindu-Muslim conflicts in India and international politics in South Asia. Her interests include transitional justice, peacebuilding and gender, and the relationship between human rights, peace, and security.
Shinkyu Lee holds degrees from Harvard Divinity School and the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He served in the Korean army and worked for the U.N. Office of the World Council of Churches. His interests include the role of religious traditions in peace and war, global inter-religious dialogue, and the relationship between religious values and human rights.
The Mullen Family Fellowships were created in 2008 thanks to the generosity of the family of Jack Mullen ‘53, chair of the Advisory Council of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Mullen, former corporate vice-president of Johnson & Johnson, his late wife, Diane, and their children and grandchildren are long-time supporters of the Kroc Institute and the University of Notre Dame.
Previous Mullen Family Fellows include Notre Dame Ph.D. students Douglas Ansel (political science and peace studies), Jessica Anderson Brandwein (political science and peace studies), Laura Taylor (psychology and peace studies), and Alex Dukalskis (political science and peace studies). All of these students, including Kranz and Lee, also are University Presidential Fellows.
The Kroc Institute’s Ph.D. program, established in 2008, is a partnership with five departments in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters. Ph.D. degrees are offered in history and peace studies, political science and peace studies, psychology and peace studies, sociology and peace studies, and theology and peace studies. Students are fully credentialed in each discipline and trained in interdisciplinary research that helps build a just and sustainable peace.