Jobb Arnold

Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution Studies

Jobb Arnold


Conflict Resolution Studies






MSC 229

Dr. Jobb Arnold joined the Conflict Resolution department in 2015. His research interests include: 1) cultural dimensions of conflict and reconciliation, community building practices, decolonization and social movement strategies, and 2) genocide, ecocide and social planning for adaptation to climate change. Dr. Arnold has worked in both Rwanda and Northern Ireland where he conducted critical policy analysis and was engaged in local-level post-conflict community projects.  His current projects focus on the emotional, logistical and political dynamics involved in collaborations between Indigenous, Settler and Migrant groups engaged in social change work in Canada.

Areas of Teaching

social theory of conflict; genocide and ecocide; cultural dynamics of social change; experiential learning


PhD in Cultural Studies (Queen's University); MA in Social Psychology (UBC) BA in Psychology (Lakehead)

Work in Detail


Introduction to Conflict Resolution Studies (CRS 1200)

Practicing Land Based Reconciliation: From Shoal Lake to Winnipeg (CRS 2281)

Conflict and Culture (CRS 2241)

Genocide, War and Conflict (CRS 3331)

Conflict and Construction of the Other (CRS 4910)

Dynamics of Conflict and Resistance (Queen's University IDS 392)


"Bare Nature: Re-grounding Relational Genocide." Space and Culture (forthcoming).

"Land Affect and the Canadian Tar Sands." In Affective Ecocriticism (eds.) Jennifer Ladino and Kyle Bladow. Palgrave MacMillan (forthcoming).

"Three Sovereignties and an Election" in Red Rising Magazine, Issue No. 1, October 9, (Winnipeg, 2015).

"Bare Nature: Industrial Development and Ontological Destruction" Space and Culture [online] http://www.spaceandculture.com/author/jobb/. 2014.

"A psychological Investigation of Individual and Social Transformation in Post-Genocide Rwanda," in Confronting Genocide. Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice series, eds. Rene Provost and Payam Akhavan, (Netherlands: Springer Press, 2011): 305-319.

"The Impact of International Funding on Reconciliation and Human Security in Northern Ireland: Identity, Affinity, and Aversion in the Political Domain." (co-authored with Sean Byrne) Journal of Human Security Vol. 6, No. 3 (2010): 16-35.

"The EU peace II fund and the international fund for Ireland: Nurturing cross-community contact and reconciliation in Northern Ireland," (co-authored with Sean Byrne) Geopolitics Vol. 14, No. 4 (2009): 630-52.

"Economic aid: The end of phase II and the impact on sustainable peacebuilding in Northern Ireland." Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding. (co-authored with Sean Byrne)  Vol. 3, No. 3: (2009): 345-6. 


Musical Composition and Performance

"The Wandering Goose." Canada, Ireland and Britain (2007-8)

"The September Tents." Canada, France, USA (2011-2014)


Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Affect Project, University of Manitoba (2015)

Youth Programs Team Lead, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Ontario (2014)

Networks Advisor, Dalhousie University, Resilience Research Centre (2012-13)

Research Assistant, Queen's University Department of Sociology (2009-12)

Research Analyst, European Union, Monitoring and Evaluation, Northern Ireland (2008)

Governance Intern, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Rwanda (2005)


Community Organizer: 13 Fires Racial Inclusion Workshop Series

Collaborator with Red Rising Magazine. redrisingmagazine.ca 

Helper with Meet Me at the Bell Tower. Community Anti-Violence Work.