Anthony J. Nocella II, author, educator, and peacemaker, is completing his Ph.D. in Social Science at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. He is currently teaching Criminology, Sociology, Education, and Peace Studies at Le Moyne College and SUNY Cortland. Nocella is a leading scholar in the fields of critical animal studies, disability studies, environmental ethics, peace and conflict studies, critical pedagogy, and anarchist studies. He is also interested in critical media studies, critical criminology, inclusive education, Quaker pedagogy, hip-hop studies and and LGBTQ studies. He is also an associate with the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC). Nocella holds an MA in Peacemaking and Conflict Studies, and a graduate certificate in mediation from Fresno Pacific University, and an MS in Cultural Foundations of Education, an Advanced Certificate in Women's Studies, and an Advanced Certificate in Transnational Conflicts from Syracuse University. He has taught workshops in mediation and tactical analysis, and assisted in a number of legal committees in the North and South America, including working with the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), and Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) in Colombia between 2000 and 2003. He is on the regional board, programming committee, and international board of the Noble Peace Prize winning AFSC. Nocella has provided conflict management and negotiation workshops to NGOs, ROTC, U.S. military, law enforcement, as well as in prisons, juvenile halls, and middle and high schools, in hopes of building peace and providing skills to revert violent conflicts to nonviolent transformation.
Nocella has published more than 25 scholarly articles, co-founded more than 20 active political organizations and serves on 5 boards. He has founded 4 book series and co-founded 4 journals - Green Theory and Praxis, Peace Studies Journal, Journal on Critical Animal Studies, and Journal on Terrorism and Security, is on the editorial board of three other journals, and has published more than 10 books.
He has been interviewed by The New Yorker, Houston Chronicle, Syracuse New Times, Fox, Pacifica Radio, KPFA, KPFT, and many other media outlets.
Anthony has spoken, facilitated, and mediated throughout the Americas including at, for, and with the Onondaga County School District, numerous high schools and middle schools in New York, Hillbrook Youth Detention Facility, Auburn Prison, ROTC, U.S. Military, Sierra Club, Boy Scouts of America, Texas legislature, Environmental Protection Agency, Brock University, UCLA, University of St. Thomas, Hofstra University, New York, New York University Law School, Rutgers University Law School, Syracuse University, Le Moyne College, SUNY, Fredonia, Boston College, University of Pennsylvania, Haverford College, Swarthmore College, University of Texas, Yale University, Princeton University, and throughout Colombia including at the National University in Bogotá.