Department of Psychology
at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Copyright 1993-2018 by Mikhail Lyubansky (updated: Jan., 2018)
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I am a teaching associate professor in the department of psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This website is designed to support my teaching, archive my writing, and serve as a resource for those who share my interests in race relations and restorative justice.

Since 2009, I've been learning, facilitating, teaching, and writing about Restorative Circles (RC), a restorative practice developed in Brazil by Dominic Barter and his associates. Together with Elaine Shpungin, I share this and other restorative practices with schools, agencies, and organizations, both locally and in other parts of the country through Conflict180. Most years, I also teach a graduate-level Restorative Justice Practicum. This course staffs the Conflict Clinic at the Psychological Services Center, which provides training opportunities for students and services for university units and the local community. Please click on the "research" tab on left to learn more about my scholarship and other writing pertaining to restorative justice.

In addition to the RJ practicum, I also teach Psychology of Race and Ethnicity (for which I am currently writing a textbook) and supervise the teaching of Psychopathology and Problems in Living. Book chapters and chapter-length essays about race and justice in popular culture ranging from Harry Potter to superheroes can be found in "Pop Writing". Shorter essays on restorative practices and racial dynamics are in my Psychology Today blog, [Between The Lines].

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Mikhail Lyubansky, Ph.D.

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