Research

Juliet is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney. She has also completed a coursework Masters degree and a Master of Philosophy degree at the Centre.

Juliet’s research explores an interface between philosophy, ecology and peace. It examines how a holistic, ecological and “panentheistic” worldview can evolve personal decision-making in the direction of social and ecological justice.

Prior to commencing her postgraduate studies, Juliet had broad experiences in the worlds of business, fashion, photography and Pilates. Whilst she was a student, Juliet worked as a teaching, research and administrative assistant at the Centre, and since 2012 she has been the Executive Officer of the Sydney Peace Foundation.

Juliet has taught at Lenoir Rhyne University, North Carolina as well as at the University of Sydney. Among her other achievements, Juliet co-coordinated a student-mentoring program between the Centre and Chuo University in Japan in 2013, and in 2014 she became a co-convener of the Peace and Ecology Commission of the International Peace Research Association.

Research interests

Juliet’s PhD research explores an interface between philosophy, ecology and peace. It examines how a holistic, ecological and “panentheistic” worldview can evolve personal decision-making in the direction of social and ecological justice. Her research interests include structural violence, peace education, process philosophy, religion and ecology, worldviews, panentheism and big history.

Current teaching

  • PACS6917: Religion, War and Peace (Unit Coordinator, Peace and Conflict Studies Postgraduate Unit, University of Sydney)
  • PACS6911: Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies (Assistant Coordinator and Guest Lecturer, Peace and Conflict Studies Postgraduate Unit, University of Sydney, also responsible for a redesign of the curriculum)

Previous teaching

  • HUM188: Storytelling (Unit Coordinator and Curriculum Design, Humanities Undergraduate Unit, Lenoir-Rhyne University North Carolina)
  • PHI216/POL430: War and Peace (Co-Lecturer, cross-listed Philosophy and Political Science Undergraduate Unit, Lenoir-Rhyne University North Carolina)
  • ECOP6019: Political Economy of Conflict and Peace (Teaching Assistant, Political Economy Postgraduate Unit, University of Sydney).
  • PACS6910 Peace Through Tourism (Guest Lecturer, Peace and Conflict Studies Postgraduate Unit, University of Sydney)

Publications

Book chapters

  • Bennett, J. and Ngarrindjeri being Heard (2013). “An Experiment with Tourism: Educating for Social and Ecological Justice in Australia”, Envisioning Peace Tourism: Promoting Human Security Through International Citizenship, ed. Lynda-Ann Blanchard and Freya Higgins Desbiolles, Sydney: Routledge 2013. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415824637//
  • Bennett, J. (2012). “Religious Fundamentalism, Education, and Peace,” Religious Plurality, Gandhian Thought and Environmental Issues, ed. Ravi Bhatia, New Delhi: Gandhi Peace Foundation.

Journal articles

Conference papers

  • Bennett, J. 2014. “Global Ecological Crisis: A Call to a ‘New Story’”, at the Uniting for Sustainable Peace conference International Peace Research Association, Istanbul, 10-14 August.
  • Bennett, J. 2013. “Panentheism: Reframing the God Debate”, at Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Annual Conference, University of Western Sydney, 3-5 December.
  • Bennett, J. 2013. “Addressing Structural Violence: a Call to a ‘New Story’,” at Higher Degree Research Conference on Social Justice, The University of Sydney, 27 November.
  • Bennett, J. 2011. “Panentheism and Peace: a Creative and Adventurous Story of Life”, at What is Life? Theology, Science and Philosophy conference, University of Nottingham, held in Krakow, 24-28 June.
  • Bennett, J. 2010. “A Breach of Child Rights: Fundamentalist Christian Schools in Australia”, at Law and Social Reality conference, Sydney Law School, The University of Sydney, 26 October.
  • Bennett, J. 2010. “Exploring the Roots of Worldview Conflict: Childhood Conversion in Christian Fundamentalism” at the “Communicating Peace“ conference, International Peace Research Association, Sydney, 6-10 July.
  • Bennett, J. 2010. “Fundamentalism and Education” at the International Seminar on Education and Peace, World Peace Movement Trust, Mumbai, 15-16 May.

Research theses

  • Bennett, J. (2014). Narrative and Peace: a “New Story” to address structural violence, MPhil thesis 58,000 words, The University of Sydney.
  • Bennett, J. (2009). An Ethical Dilemma: childhood conversion in Christian fundamentalism, MA dissertation 12,000 words, The University of Sydney.

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