» Dr. Lisa Leitz
Assistant Professor, Chair, Department of Peace Studies

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Department of Sociology, Peace Studies
Dr. Lisa Leitz
Office Location:
Roosevelt Hall 252
Office Hours:
T 2:15-4:15 W/TH 2-4 p.m. and by appointment
Phone:
714-516-4579
Email:
Education
Albion College, Bachelor of Arts
The Ohio State University, Master of Arts
University of California, Santa Barbara, Ph.D.
Biography

Lisa Leitz is an Assistant Professor of Peace Studies at Chapman University and affiliated with the Sociology Department.  Her research focuses on the role of identity and culture in attempts to make social change and address injustice. Her book,Fighting for Peace:Veterans and Military Families in the Anti-Iraq War Movement, was published in the University of Minnesota Press’s Social Movements, Protest and Contention Series.  Her Social Problems article related to this research, “Oppositional Identities: The Military Peace Movement’s Challenge to Pro-Iraq War Frames” won the American Sociological Association's Peace, War and Social Conflict Outstanding Article Award. Dr. Leitz has also published about emotions in activism around infanticide, feminist organizing in the Middle East, gendered components of the American military, and physical fighting among middle school girls. Her new research examines United States veterans’ reintegration and experiences with utilizing educational, medical, and other benefits.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Leitz, Lisa. 2016. “The Health of Veterans.” Pp. 363-395 in The Civilian Lives of U.S. Veterans, Volume II. Eds. Louis Hicks, Eugenia L. Weiss, Jose E. Coll. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.
Leitz, Lisa. April 2014. Fighting for Peace: Veterans and Military Families in the Anti-Iraq War Movement (Social Movements, Protest and Contention Series). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Leitz, Lisa. 2013. “Military Family Issues, U.S.” in The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World, Second Edition, edited by Mary Zeiss Stange, Carol K. Oyster, and J. Geoffrey Golson. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Leitz, Lisa. 2012. "Sexual Harassment/Rape in U.S. Military" in The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World, edited by Mary Zeiss Stange, Carol K. Oyster, and J. Geoffrey Golson. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.