Associate Professor, History
Teaching Chair, Peace and Conflict Studies
Coordinator, Mennonite Studies
History, Peace and Conflict Studies
Abbotsford campus, A202a
Phone: 604-504-7441 local 4251email Steven
Steven Schroeder is Teaching Chair in the Peace and Conflict Studies program at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Schroeder completed his PhD in modern European history at the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on the root causes of oppression and conflict, and the attempts to establish durable peace in the aftermath of violence and war. Schroeder is currently teaching in the History and Peace and Conflict Studies programs at UFV, and he coordinates the community engagement component of the peace program, in which Peace and Conflict Studies students apply peacebuilding skills in conflict transformation and reconciliatory work in the community.
Steven’s research focuses on conflict and peacebuilding in modern Europe, particularly in Germany. His Master’s thesis (UBC) examines the Mennonite community of West Prussia during the Nazi era. Supported by the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), Steven conducted research in Europe in 2004-2005, and he has presented his work at conferences in Canada, Germany, Austria, and the United States. His book (2013), "To Forget it All and Begin Anew: Reconciliation in Occupied Germany, 1944-1954," explores the motivations and actions of individuals and NGOs from Germany and abroad, who during the first decade after the Second World War laboured to establish peaceful relations between the German people and their wartime victims and enemies.
i) “Quito Habitat III Accords and Peace Studies: No One Left Behind?” Future of our Cities Forum, UFV Forum, 2 November 2016.
ii) “Canadian Universities and Colleges Respond to the TRC Recommendations,” Peace and Justice Studies Association Annual Conference, Selkirk College, Nelson, B.C., 23 September 2016
iii) “How the West Has ‘Won’ (For Now): Self-Examination Amid Terror,” Faculty Forum, “Terror Phobia and Counter-Terrorism: The Dilemma of the West vs. the Rest,” UFV, December 17, 2015.
iv) “Caring for the Refugees: What Can We Learn from the Global Refugee Crisis?” Faculty Forum, “Caring in Crisis,”UFV, October 27, 2015
v) “Multiple Lenses and Integration: The Foundations of Conflict Analysis and Peacebuilding,” Interdisciplinary Collaborations, UFV PD Day, University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC, 27 April 2015.
vi) “Peace and Conflict Studies Programs in Canada.” Peace and Justice Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 2014.
vii) “Possibilities for Peace in 1914,” Great War Day, University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC, 3 October 2014.
viii) “’The World Won’t Leave Us Alone’: Reconciliation and Peacebuilding in Germany, 1945-1949.” German Studies Association Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, October 2012.
ix) “Christian-Jewish Reconciliation in Occupied Germany, 1945-1952.” 121st Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Atlanta, GA, January, 2007.