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Dr Katerina Standish

Katerina 0817Contact

Email katerina.standish@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 479 5194

Teaching

Supervision

Dr Standish is interested in supervising students with projects in the following areas:

  • Peace Education
  • Health and Well-being
  • Bicultural Research/Education
  • Conflict and Education
  • Decolonizing Education
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Gender
  • Social/Cultural/Political Violence
  • Conflict Transformation
  • Positive Peacebuilding
  • Nonviolence
  • Suicide

Research

Dr Standish's areas of research expertise and writing for publication include:

  • Peace Education
  • Hope Curriculum
  • Suicide
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Cultural Violence/Nonviolence
  • Health and Well-Being
  • International Curricular Analysis

Dr Standish is the Director of Research at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies and active board member of the Canadian Peace Research Association. She is a Senior Lecturer and sits on the editorial boards of the Journal for Peace Education, In Factis Pax: Journal of Peace Education and Social Justice, International Journal of Advanced Peace and Gandhian Studies, Global Journal of Peace Research and Praxis and Sustainability: Journal of Sustainable Development.

She is a member of the Association for Humanist Sociology, Canadian Peace Research Association, Canadian Association of Peace and Conflict Studies, Teachers Without Borders, International Association of Peace and Conflict Studies, International Studies Association, American Sociological Association, American Peace and Justice Studies Association, the Global Campaign for Peace Education, the Peace and Justice Development Network, and the Peace and Reconciliation Network.

Dr Standish holds a doctoral degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Manitoba, a Master's Degree in Human Security and Peacebuilding from Royal Roads University, a post-baccalaureate in Communications from Simon Fraser University, an undergraduate degree in Sociology, Anthropology and Humanities from Simon Fraser University and is currently completing a Masters in Indigenous Studies from the University of Otago.

Dr Standish is a specialist in transformative education, a scholar of suicide, a local and international scholar/practitioner working at the intersection of well-being and peacebuilding, creator of the theory and practice manual for emotional regulation and violence prevention (Yogic Peace Education), Hope Curriculum educator, the inventor and primary researcher for the Peace Education Curriculum Analysis (PECA) (pecaproject.org) and senior editor of the Palgrave Handbook of Positive Peace. Dr Standish’s peace practices include working in partnership with local communities in Canada and Aotearoa/New Zealand and with international teams in global peacebuilding research and practice. She has experience in peacebuilding in Uganda, Palestine, Israel and with the Red Cross in Canada and New Zealand. She has been a health and well-being practitioner for over 20 years and specializes in teaching wellness, contemplative learning practices and personal violence transformation.

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Publications

Standish, K. (2020). Suicide through a peacebuilding lens. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 292p. doi: 10.1007/978-981-13-9737-0

Standish, K. (2020). Innovations: Critical peace education and yogic peace education. In S. Byrne, T. Matyók, I. M. Scott & J. Senehi (Eds.), Routledge companion to peace and conflict studies. (pp. 359-370). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Reimer, L. E., Standish, K., & Thiessen, C. (Eds.). (2019). Expanding the edges of narrative enquiry: Research from the Mauro Institute. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 278p.

Kertyzia, H., & Standish, K. (2019). Looking for peace in the national curriculum of Mexico. International Journal of Development Education & Global Learning, 11(1), 50-67. doi: 10.18546/IJDEGL.11.1.04

Standish, K. (2019). Learning how to hope: A hope curriculum. Humanity & Society, 43(4), 484-504. doi: 10.1177/0160597618814886

Authored Book - Research

Standish, K. (2020). Suicide through a peacebuilding lens. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 292p. doi: 10.1007/978-981-13-9737-0

Standish, K., & Joyce, J. M. (2017). Yogic peace education: Theory and practice. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 194p.

Standish, K. (2015). Cultural violence in the classroom: Peace, conflict and education in Israel. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars, 180p.

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Edited Book - Research

Reimer, L. E., Standish, K., & Thiessen, C. (Eds.). (2019). Expanding the edges of narrative enquiry: Research from the Mauro Institute. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 278p.

Reimer, L. E., Standish, K., & Thiessen, C. (Eds.). (2018). Conflict transformation, peacebuilding, and storytelling: Research from the Mauro Centre. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 330p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Standish, K. (2020). Innovations: Critical peace education and yogic peace education. In S. Byrne, T. Matyók, I. M. Scott & J. Senehi (Eds.), Routledge companion to peace and conflict studies. (pp. 359-370). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Standish, K. (2018). Conclusion: Closing the circle. In L. E. Reimer, K. Standish & C. Thiessen (Eds.), Conflict transformation, peacebuilding, and storytelling: Research from the Mauro Centre. (pp. 295-304). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Standish, K. (2018). “You’re sitting in my desk!” Researching the ‘Past in the present’ in Israel. In L. E. Reimer, K. Standish & C. Thiessen (Eds.), Conflict transformation, peacebuilding, and storytelling: Research from the Mauro Centre. (pp. 249-270). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Standish, K. (2015). An alternative to Anzac: White poppies at the Peace Pole. In J. Evans Pim & P. Dhakal (Eds.), Nonkilling spiritual traditions (Vol. 1). (pp. 223-242). Honolulu, HI: Center for Global Nonkilling.

Standish, K. (2008). The old city of Jerusalem: Sacred space in conflict. In R. Riewe & J. Oakes (Eds.), Facets of the sacred: Cross-cultural reflections. (pp. 57-65). Winnipeg, Canada: Aborignal Issues Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Kertyzia, H., & Standish, K. (2019). Looking for peace in the national curriculum of Mexico. International Journal of Development Education & Global Learning, 11(1), 50-67. doi: 10.18546/IJDEGL.11.1.04

Standish, K. (2019). Learning how to hope: A hope curriculum. Humanity & Society, 43(4), 484-504. doi: 10.1177/0160597618814886

Standish, K., & Nygren, T. (2018). Looking for peace in the Swedish National Curricula. Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 4(2), 92-106. doi: 10.1080/20020317.2018.1474701

Standish, K., & Joyce, J. (2016). Looking for peace in the national curriculum of Scotland. Canadian Journal of Peace & Conflict Studies, 48(2), 67-90.

Standish, K. (2016). Looking for peace in national curriculum: The PECA Project in New Zealand. Journal of Peace Education, 13(1), 18-40. doi: 10.1080/17400201.2015.1100110

Standish, K., & Talahma, R. (2016). Looking for peace in the national curricula of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Peace & Conflict Studies, 23(2), 2.

Standish, K. (2014/2015). Cultural nonviolence as praxis: Exploring the other side of Galtung's violence triangle. Global Journal of Peace Research and Praxis, 1(1), 46-54.

Standish, K., & Kertyzia, H. (2015). Looking for peace in the English national curricula. Journal for Peace & Justice Studies, 24(2), 73-99.

Standish, K. (2015). The critical difference of peace education. In Factis Pax, 9(1), 27-38.

Standish, K. (2015). Looking for peace in the Australian national curricula. Peace & Conflict Studies, 22(2), 5. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/pcs/vol22/iss2/5/

Standish, K. (2014). Understanding cultural violence and gender: Honour killings; dowry murder; the zina ordinance and blood-feuds. Journal of Gender Studies, 23(2), 111-124. doi: 10.1080/09589236.2012.739082

Standish, K. (2013). What does a reciprocal peace process look like? Peace Studies Journal, 6(3), 69-84.

Byrne, S., Arnold, J., Standish, K., Skarlato, O., & Tennent, P. (2010). The impact of international funding on reconciliation and human security in Northern Ireland. Journal of Human Security, 6(3), 16-35.

Byrne, S., Arnold, J., Fissuh, E., Standish, K., & Irvin, C. (2009). The EU peace II fund and the international fund for Ireland: Nurturing cross-community contact and reconciliation in Northern Ireland. Geopolitics, 14(4), 630-652. doi: 10.1080/14650040903141323

Byrne, S., Standish, K., Arnold, J., Fissuh, E., & Irvin, C. (2009). Economic aid: The end of Phase II and the impact on sustainable peacebuilding in Northern Ireland. Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 3(3), 345-363. doi: 10.1080/17502970903086743

Byrne, S., Standish, K., Fissuh, E., Arnold, J., & Tennent, P. (2009). Building the peace dividend in Northern Ireland: People's perceptions of self and country. Nationalism & Ethnic Politics, 15(2), 160-188. doi: 10.1080/13537110902921206

Standish, K. (2008). Human security and gender: Female suicide bombers in Palestine and Chechnya. Peace & Conflict Review, 1(2). Retrieved from http://www.review.upeace.org/index.cfm?opcion=0&ejemplar=13&entrada=73

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Journal - Research Other

Standish, K. (2019). Undigenous: Be quiet and know your place. Diaspora, Indigenous, & Minority Education, 13(2), 123-128. doi: 10.1080/15595692.2019.1585344

Devere, H., & Standish, K. (2017). Gender issues in politics and peace and conflict studies. Women Talking Politics, December, 22-23.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Standish, K. (2016). Peace education research in New Zealand. Proceedings of the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) Educational Ideas Special Interest Group (SIG): Aims and Ends in Education. (pp. 8-9). Retrieved from http://www.nzare.org.nz/educational-ideas.aspx

Kertyzia, H., & Standish, K. (2016). Looking for peace in the national curriculum of Mexico. Proceedings of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference. Retrieved from http://www.aera.net/tabid/10208/Default.aspx

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Standish, K. (2017, June). War (violence) education. Verbal presentation at the Performance and Performativity of Violence Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Standish, K. (2017, October). War education. Verbal presentation at the From Just War to Just Peace Study Day, Auckland, New Zealand.

Standish, K. (2016, March). Looking for peace in curriculum: The PECA project in New Zealand. Verbal presentation at the 57th International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention, Atlanta, USA.

Standish, K. (2015, December). Looking for peace in national curriculum: The PECA Project in New Zealand. Verbal presentation at the Asian Migrations Research Theme Conference: Asia and Education, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Standish, K. (2013, November). An alternative to Anzac: White poppies at the Peace Pole. Verbal presentation at the Asia-Pacific Peace Research Association (APPRA): Engaging Violent Conflicts in Asia-Pacific with Nonviolent Alternatives, Bangkok, Thailand.

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