Peace Resource Center
Tanya Maus, PhD, joined Wilmington College in January 2015. As the Peace Resource Center’s Director, she is excited to support existing programs and to envision new avenues for the PRC to become involved with the campus and local community.
Dr. Maus received her doctoral degree from the University of Chicago in 2007 where she specialized in the history of childhood, poverty, and religious activism within modern Japanese history. From 2007-2013 she taught East Asian history at Wittenberg University, including courses on the history of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan as well as Japanese imperialism in East Asia. Thus, she will also maintain the archives and facilitate research as a key component of the Center’s operations.
Dr. Maus’s academic experience fits well with the Peace Resource Center’s dual mission—a mission embodied in the lifelong Quaker peace activism of the Center’s founder Barbara Reynolds and an internationally famous historical archive of Japanese-language Hiroshima and Nagasaki documents. She sees the life and work of the Peace Resource Center’s founder, Barbara Reynolds, as integral to the Center’s identity and operations. “As a strong woman and Quaker activist, Barbara Reynolds imparts a powerful, unifying identity to the Peace Resource Center. She reveals how personal conviction leads to political and global action and awareness. She represents “hands on living” to the fullest. I hope that those at Wilmington College and the local community will continue to be inspired by Barbara’s life and activism through the Peace Resource Center.”