Robin Neustaeter

Program Teaching Staff

Robin has over 20 years of experience in community education and organizing for peace, community development and social justice. Her work is grounded in the beliefs that people are peace-able, and that conflict can be an opportunity and catalyst for learning and change – at the individual, community and society levels.  She has taught Conflict Resolution, Adult Learning and Education, and women’s leadership at the university and community levels. As a peace ethnographer her research focuses on local, everyday peacebuilding; in particular, the lived experiences of women in conflict, social movements (nonviolent action), conflict transformation and peacebuilding.  Her research and teaching span Canada, the Caribbean and Europe.  She has volunteered with initiatives in migration and settlement, human rights, indigenous rights, family literacy, and culture. Robin is also a mother and fibre and visual artist.

Robin holds a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies (University of Manitoba); Master of Education in Adult Education (Mount Saint Vincent University), and a Bachelor of Arts in Conflict Resolution and International Development (Menno Simons College/University of Winnipeg).

Selected Publications:

Neustaeter, R. (2019, forthcoming). Peace and quiet or not so quiet: Gender, rurality and women’s grassroots peacebuilding.  In S. Byrne, T. Matyok, and I. Scott. (Eds). Routledge Companion to Peace and Conflict Studies. London: Routledge.

Neustaeter, R. (2015). “It’s not the icing, it’s the glue”: Rural women’s volunteering in Manitoba, Canada. In M. Flaherty, T. Maytok, J. Senehi, S., Byrne, and H. Tuso. (Eds). Gender and Peacebuilding: All Hands Required. (195-212). Lanham: Lexington Books.

Neustaeter, R. (2015). Situated feminism, rurality and women’s learning in rural Manitoba. Canadian Journal for Studies in Adult Education, 27(2SE),

Neustaeter, R. (2013). Building peaceful schools in Canada one school at a time: Peaceful Schools International. In I. Harris. (Ed). Peace Education from the Grassroots. (173-195). Charlotte, N.C., USA: Information Age Press