Menno Simons College, Research Collaborator

Dr. Anna Snyder is Associate Professor in conflict resolution studies at Menno Simons College an affiliate of University of Winnipeg and Canadian Mennonite University.

A peace educator, she has taught peace and conflict studies to approximately 2,000 undergraduate, M.A., and Ph. D. students including students in exile on the Thai/Myanmar border.

A peace scholar, her forthcoming monograph on the Women’s League of Burma explores diaspora peacebuilding. Her research, beginning with her co-edited volume, Critical Issues of Gender in Conflict Resolution, Peacebuilding, and Social Movements (2011) focuses on the peacebuilding capacity of refugee women’s organizations in Myanmar, Tibet, and South Sudan; Snyder’s interest emerged during her 2007 research in Thai camps for exiles from Myanmar funded by IDRC.

Her research and publications build on her expertise in women’s peace organizations; Dr. Snyder’s book (2003) Setting the Agenda for Global Peace: Conflict and Consensus Building looks at conflict resolution strategies within transnational women’s peace networks at the 1995 4th UN World Conference on Women.

Currently, Dr. Snyder is editor of Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies and member of the Women, Peace and Security Research Network Canada. A peace practitioner, she trained political parties in conflict resolution in Myanmar on behalf of the Council for Democracy for Burma in 2013. In 2010, at the invitation of the Interfaith Committee, she consulted on reconciliation events at Canada’s first Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

Her years of practice in Indigenous/non-Indigenous reconciliation led to a co-authored chapter in the Aboriginal Healing Foundation’s book From Truth to Reconciliation (2008) launched at the TRC.