General Studies Program

Dr. Meta Mendel-Reyes

Chair of Academic Division VI;
Associate Professor of Peace and Social Justice Studies and General Studies

At Berea College since 2000

Contact Information:

Carter G. Woodson Center, 208
CPO 2109
Phone: 859-985-3940


Office Hours, Summer 2016:

By appointment.


  • B.A. Politics, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1972
  • M.A. Political Science, University of California at Berkely, 1974
  • Ph.D. Political Science, University of California, 1992


  • Peace/Social Justice Theory/Practice
  • Diversity and Social Justice
  • Women and African Americans in Politics
  • Democratic Theory and Practice
  • Movements
  • Women in Civil Rights Movement
  • Conflict Transformation
  • Writing Seminars
  • U.S. Traditions
  • Stories
  • Multicultural Politics
  • Stages of Social Change: Activist Theater

Special Interests

Social justice, diversity, community organizing, and democratic theory and practice

Papers and Publications

  • Remembering Democracy: The Sixties in Politics and Memory (New York: Routledge, 1995).

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