Assistant Professor of Religion
Conflict and Peace Studies
Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
University of Notre Dame
Omer's research interests and goals encompass teaching, researching and publishing works on the theoretical study of the interrelation between religion and nationalism; religion, nationalism and peacebuilding; the role of national/religious/ethnic diasporas in the dynamics of conflict transformation and peace; multiculturalism as a framework for conflict transformation and as a theory of justice; the role of subaltern narratives in reimagining questions of peace and justice; intra-group dialogue and the hermeneutics of citizenship in ethnoreligious national contexts and the symbolic appropriation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in other zones of conflict.