Dr. Sylvia Frain
Dr. Sylvia C Frain
PhD in Peace Studies with the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Masters in International Studies, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Bachelors of Arts, Global Studies, The University of California, Santa Barbara, United States

Sylvia co-founded, along with the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies alumnus, Dr Monica Carr, The Everyday Peace Initiative, Peace research, education, and consulting: supporting people and communities to build peace through research and education.

Currently serves as a Research Affiliate with the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, a councilor for the Auckland-based Peace Foundation. She continues as a member of the Vakatele Pacific Research Network at Auckland University of Technology, after completing her position as the inaugural postdoctoral fellow with the Pacific Media Centre there in 2018.

Sylvia continues to use new media platforms to archive her research data and share resources for others working across Oceania. She regularly contributes to the blog Pasifika Rising, an initiative of the Raising Pacific Voices Project with Oxfam Pacific. In addition, she created and curates the research-oriented Facebook page, Oceania Resistance to share her research in the Marianas Archipelago and highlight current issues impacting Oceania. Her work is linked through the hashtag #OceaniaResistance and her doctoral thesis is available as an e-book on the Guam-based website, Guampedia.

  • Grant Writing
  • Research and Reports
  • Participatory Action Methods
  • New Media Workshops
  • Visual Documentation
  • Project Management