Landon E. Hancock Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Landon E. Hancock

Associate Professor
School of Peace and Conflict Studies

My research focuses on identity and agency in conflicts, conflict resolution and peacebuilding. I examine the roles and dynamics of identity formation and change in conflict generation, conflict resolution and transitional justice. I also examine local peacebuilding and agency and ownership in peacebuilding efforts. From the role that zones of peace have in conflict mitigation to how broader peace communities engage in peacebuilding governance and accountability.

Subjects: Social Psychology


Landon E. Hancock is an Associate Professor at Kent State University’s School of Peace and Conflict Studies where he researches issues related to identity and agency in conflict resolution and peacebuilding. He is editor of Narratives of Identity in Social Movements, Conflicts & Change and co-editor (with Christopher Mitchell) of Zones of Peace, Local Peacebuilding and National Peace and Local Peacebuilding and legitimacy. His articles have appeared in numerous journals including Peacebuilding, National Identities, Ethnopolitics, Peace & Change, and Conflict Resolution Quarterly. From 2012 to 2016 he served as Chair of ISA’s Peace Studies Section, where he facilitated its growth from the organization’s 5th to 3rd largest section.


    Ph.D. George Mason University, 2003.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Conflict Analysis & Resolution
    Transitional Justice
    Zones of Peace


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