Ronald Pagnucco, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Also Visiting Professor at Centre for Social Justice and Ethics at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa; Nairobi, Kenya

Co-editor, The Journal of Social Encounter. published by the Centre for Social Justice and Ethics, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa - Nairobi.

(320) 363-5784
[email protected]
Office: HAB, Room 116, CSB


  • Ph.D. in Sociology, The Catholic University of America, 1992.
  • M.A. in Anthropology, The Catholic University of America, 1983.
  • B.A. in Religion & Religious Studies and Anthropology, The Catholic University of America, 1979.

Courses taught:

  • Introduction to Peace Studies
  • Mediation and Conflict Resolution
  • Human Rights
  • Religion, Society and Politics
  • Justice, Peace and Reconciliation
  • Social Movements

Research and teaching interests:

  • Human Rights
  • Peacebuilding and Intergroup Tension Reduction
  • Social and Political Reconciliation
  • Social Movements
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Religion, Politics, and Peace
  • East Africa, especially Kenya
  • Experiential Learning
  • Service Learning


Publications by Dr. Ron Pagnucco:

A Vision for Justice: Engaging Catholic Social Teaching on the College Campus

Susan Crawford Sullivan and Ron Pagnucco

 The African edition of this book has been published by Catholic University of Eastern Africa -Gaba (Eldoret) Press.


Transnational Social Movements and Global Politics: Solidarity Beyond the State

Jackie Smith, Charles Chatfield, and Ron Pagnucco

Fall 2021 Courses:

PCST 368G - Religion, Society and Politics

PCST 368E - Justice, Peace (2 offerings)