Faculty: Anne Marie Stoner-Eby
Coordinator, Peace and Conflict
Studies (PACS) Program
Associate Professor of History
African and European History, Missions and Christianity in Africa, European Imperialism, World History, Peace and Conflict Studies
Office: 262 Boyer Hall
Phone: 717-766-2511 x 2046
Ph.D., History, University of Pennsylvania, 2003
M.A., History, Temple University, 1996
B.S., Social Work major and English minor, Eastern Mennonite University, 1989
Anne Marie Stoner-Eby is Coordinator of and faculty member in the Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) program at Messiah. Since her undergraduate days at Eastern Mennonite University when she was a leader in the Peace Fellowship student organization, Anne Marie has been interested in the vocation of working for peace and justice. She is excited about collaborating with students who share that vocation. She especially enjoys introducing students to the history of nonviolent movements in the twentieth century in HIST 391 Historical Study of Peace.
Anne Marie is an Africanist historian whose specialty is missions and Christianity in Africa. Her dissertation examined the history of an Anglican mission in Tanzania during the pre- colonial and colonial periods focusing on the African teachers and clergy. In addition to the English archival sources, Anne Marie analyzed logbooks, letters, and newsletters written in Swahili by the African clergy and teachers, and she conducted field work in southeastern Tanzania interviewing over 200 people. These included descendents of African priests and teachers; current clergy, and elders in the villages important to the history of the mission. Anne Marie is now beginning a new research project on the history of Mennonites and education in Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Anne Marie has extensive international experience. She has traveled and worked abroad in both Africa and Europe. In addition to her dissertation research in Tanzania, she has served with Mennonite Central Committee in Zambia. There she worked at a non-governmental organization (NGO) providing AIDS education, especially for young people. Her most recent trip to African in the summer of 2011 included five weeks in Ethiopia and Tanzania where she hopes to spend a sabbatical year conducting research on Mennonites and education.
Anne Marie currently lives in the city of Lancaster and attends Blossom Hill Mennonite Church. She and her husband, Scott, are parents of two energetic sons, Samuel and Luke ages 10 and 6.