After graduating from Oberlin College and briefly running away to join the circus, Anna moved to Madaba, Jordan to help found King’s Academy. She has since lived in South America, South California, and now the Bay Area. As a Quaker, she has been involved in nonviolence her whole life, but upon discovering PACS 168 she decided to pursue deeper work… read more
The current Metta Center Research Fellowship is an 8 -week summer program with an internship at Metta. We intend to make this a year-round rolling research fellowship as of September 2012. We encourage interested parties to familiarize themselves with our writing and projects before applying. This is meant for persons already familiar with the basics of nonviolence and who are looking to deepen their exposure to and work in that field. On this page, you will learn about our current fellows. If you are interested in applying for a research fellowship, please contact us for an application.
Stephanie Knox Cubbon is a Fellow at the Metta Center and a peace educator and yoga teacher based in San Diego. Stephanie initially collaborated with Metta on a course on nonviolence for educators through her work as the Peace Education Program Coordinator at Teachers Without Borders (TWB). As an edulearner faculty member and Online Learning Manager at the… read more
Since the age of 15 Nicholas has been particularly interested in the philosophical and spiritual aspects of principled nonviolence and Gandhian thought. He has been with the Metta since 2011 as an intern and assistant. He recently completed Metta’s summer research fellowship on constructive program by creating a self-study audio lesson, an annotated bibliography, and… read more
Kari Risher is a research fellow studying the cosmological foundations of nonviolence from a scientific perspective. Kari earned a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Master’s degree in Space Systems Engineering from the University of Michigan. She then worked as a systems engineer for NASA JPL’s Earth Mission Concepts group, where she conceived and… read more
Bijoyeta Das is a freelance photographer and multimedia journalist. She has reported from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Turkey and USA and holds a masters degree in Journalism from Northeastern University, Boston USA. View Bijoyeta’s excellent work at her personal website: www.bijoyetadas.com. What are you working on this summer at the Metta Center? I am working on a project about atonement,… read more
Nicole Rangel is a Ph.D student in Social and Cultural Studies of Education at UC Berkeley. Focusing primarily on liberatory and holistic pedagogy, she is fascinated by the power of play and the arts to awaken the mind, body and spirit. Her research with the Metta Center is looking at what is often called… read more
What inspired you to study nonviolence? I became interested in Gandhi’s philosophy during my senior year of high school, impressed with his emphasis on justice and the strength of nonviolence. I eventually found Michael’s PACS lectures, and in the summer of 2011 sat down to study the courses in greater depth. My senior year at… read more