Dr Lesley Pruitt

Lesley is Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Lesley researches how arts-based activities like music, dance, theatre, creative writing, and filmmaking can bring people together for social change, with a particular interest in the ways young people participate in politics and peacebuilding through such creative means. Some of her writing on these topics include the books Youth Peacebuilding: Music, Gender & Change (State University of New York Press, 2013) and Dancing through the Dissonance: Creative Movement & Peacebuilding (Manchester University Press, 2020 with Erica Rose Jeffrey).