H. Deborah Kwak

H. Deborah Kwak

Areas of Study

Theory, Culture, Social Movements, Emotion, Interaction, Conflict

Profile

Hyunjin Deborah Kwak is a PhD candidate in Sociology and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Deborah’s dissertation, “Building and Burning Bridges: Contention and solidarity among civil society groups in Mindanao” examines how civil society groups in a post-conflict society interact in deliberative spaces and how they go about or fail to reconcile differences in group identity, interaction style, and mobilization efforts.

Publications

Leguro, Myla and Hyunjin Deborah Kwak. 2016. “Unlikely Partners for Conflict Transformation: Engaging the Military as Stakeholders for Peace in Mindanao.” In Civil Society, Peace, and Power. Eds. David Cortright, Melanie Greenberg, and Laurel Stone. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Kwak, Hyunjin Deborah and Sana Rais. 2016. “Lighting a Candle: Jamila Afghani, Afghanistan.” Pp. 238-281 in Peacemakers in Action, Volume II: Profiles of Religion in Conflict. Ed. Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Summers-Effler, Erika and Hyunjin Deborah Kwak. 2015. “Weber’s Missing Mystics: Inner-Worldly Mystical Practices and the Micro Potential for Social Change.” Theory and Society 44 (3): 251-282.

Summers-Effler, Erika and Hyunjin Deborah Kwak. “Where are the Missing Mystics of the Revolution?” Open Democracy, Transformation. Ed. Michael Edwards. Posted: August 2015 <https://www.opendemocracy.net/transformation/erika-summerseffler-hyunjin-deborah-kwak/where-are-missing-mystics-of-revolution>.

Leguro, Myla and Hyunjin Deborah Kwak. “Unlikely Partners for Conflict Transformation: Engaging the military as stakeholders for peace in Mindanao, Philippines.” In Strengthening Peacebuilding Policy Through Civil Society Empowerment. Eds. David Cortright and Lisa Schirch. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. (Forthcoming).  

Kwak, Hyunjin Deborah and Sana Rais. Chapter on Jamila Afghani, Peacemaker in Afghanistan. In Peacemakers in Action: Profiles of Religion in Conflict Volume II. Ed. Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. (Forthcoming).

Recent Awards

Deborah Kwak received a Kellogg Graduate Research Grant to do fieldwork in Mindanao.

Kwak CV

hkwak@nd.edu