Erica Chenoweth is an assistant professor of government at Wesleyan University and will be an assistant professor at the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver as of July 1, 2012. Chenoweth is currently an associate senior researcher at the Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO), a visiting scholar at CISAC, and a visiting scholar at the Institute of International Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. Previously, she has held fellowships at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, UC-Berkeley, and the University of Maryland. She is currently an academic advisor at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict and serves as a board member of the International Security and Arms Control Section of the American Political Science Association. Chenoweth is an internationally-recognized authority on terrorism, nonviolent resistance, and counterterrorism. Her three books include Why Democracy Encourages Terrorism (under contract with Columbia University Press); Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict (Columbia University Press, 2011) with Maria J. Stephan of the U.S. State Department; and Rethinking Violence: States and Non-State Actors in Conflict (MIT Press, 2010) with Adria Lawrence of Yale. The author of dozens of scholarly and popular articles, she also hosts a blog called Rational Insurgent and is an occasional blogger at The Monkey Cage and Duck of Minerva.