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United States
Hollins University
religion, faith-based organizations, peacebuilding and conflict, global governance, humanitarianism, human rights
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Tanya B. Schwarz is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Global Politics and Societies department at Hollins University. She earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine. Tanya’s research focuses on the meaning and role of religious phenomena for transnational actors in areas of peacebuilding, humanitarianism, human rights, and development. She has conducted extensive ethnographic research with several Christian and inter-religious faith-based organizations and was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame and a Luce Graduate Fellow with the CIHA Blog: Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa. Tanya has published in International Studies Quarterly, International Studies Review, and elsewhere. She is currently preparing her book, Faith-Based Organizations in Transnational Peacebuilding, for publication.

Recent Publications

Tanya B. Schwarz. 2017. “Challenging the Ontological Boundaries of Religious Practices in International Relations Scholarship.” International Studies Review. (online only; print forthcoming).

Cecelia Lynch and Tanya B. Schwarz. 2016. “Humanitarianism’s Proselytism Problem.” 2016. International Studies Review 60(4): 636-646.

Tanya B. Schwarz and Cecelia Lynch. 2016. “Religion in International Relations” in The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, ed. William Thompson. Oxford University Press. With Cecelia Lynch. (online only, print forthcoming).

Tamadonfar, Mehran and Ted G. Jelen, eds., Religion and Regimes: Support, Separation, and Opposition (Lexington Books, 2014). 2015. In the  Journal of Church and State 57:3 (Summer).

Troy, Jodok, Christian Approaches to International Affairs, (Palgrave Macmillan,  2012). E- International Relations. April 1, 2015.

Symposium: Peregrine Schwartz-Shea and Dvora Yanow’s Interpretive Research Design: Concepts and Processes, (Routledge Press, 2011). 2012. In Qualitative & Multi-Method Research, Newsletter of the American Political Science Association Organized Section for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, 10:2 (Fall).

“Is Prayer Proselytism? Examining the Ethics of Religious Practices in Transnational Faith-Based Organizations.” Contending Modernities. March 20, 2016.                                                          

“Can Prayer also be Action?” Transformation. December 20, 2016.

 “Following the Discourses of Development.” CIHA Blog: Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism in Africa. January 9, 2014.

“The 9th World Assembly of Religions for Peace.” The Immanent Frame. December 11, 2013.

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