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Erica Chenoweth, Associate Professor

Josef Korbel School Professor Erica ChenowethAffiliated with the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security & Diplomacy

Email: erica.chenoweth@du.edu

Phone: 303-871-4732

Office: 159 Sié Chéou-Kang Center
Ben M. Cherrington Hall
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
University of Denver
2201 South Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80208

Website: http://www.ericachenoweth.com/

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Education

  • PhD, University of Colorado
  • MA, University of Colorado
  • BA, University of Dayton

Research and Expertise

Political violence, terrorism, counterterrorism and homeland security, repression, civil resistance, nonviolent action, protest, international security

Professional Profile

  • Associate Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver (2013-present); Assistant Professor (2012-2013); Director, Program on Terrorism and Insurgency Research, Sié Chéou Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy (2012-present)
  • Recognized as one of Foreign Policy magazine's Leading Global Thinkers of 2013
  • Associate Senior Researcher, Centre for the Study of Civil War, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) (2012-present)
  • Visiting Scholar: Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University (2011-2012), Institute of International Studies, University of California, Berkeley (2011-2012 & 2007-2009)
  • Assistant Professor, Wesleyan University (2008-2012)
  • Associate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University (2008-2010), Postdoctoral Fellow (2007-2008 & 2006-2007)
  • Adjunct Professor, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), University of Maryland (2011-2012), Postdoctoral Fellow (2007-2008)
  • Instructor, University of Colorado (2005-2006)
  • Book co-authored with Maria Stephan, Why Civil Resistance Works:The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict, won the 2013 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order and the 2012 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for the best book on government, politics, or international affairs published in the U.S. during the previous calendar year

Recent Publications

Chenoweth, E. (2013). Terrorism and democracy.  Annual Review of Political Science, 16, 355-378.

Chenoweth, E. & Lewis, O. (2013). Unpacking violent campaigns: Introducing the NAVCO 2.0 dataset. Journal of Peace Research, 50(3), 415-423.

Chenoweth, E. & Dugan, L. (2012). Moving beyond deterrence: The effectiveness of raising the benefits of abstaining from terrorism in Israel. American Sociological Review, 77 (3).

Chenoweth, E. (2012). Is terrorism still a democratic phenomenon?  The Journal of International Relations, 32 (8), 85-100.

Chenoweth, E. & Stephan, M. (2011). Why civil resistance works: The strategic logic of nonviolent conflict. New York: Columbia University Press.

Chenoweth, E. & Lawrence, A. (Eds.). (2010). Rethinking violence: States and non-state actors in conflict. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Chenoweth, E. & Clarke, S. (2010). All terrorism is local: Constructing urban coalitions for homeland security in the American federal system. Political Research Quarterly, 63(3), 495-507.

Chenoweth, E. (2010). Democratic competition and terrorist activity. The Journal of Politics, 72 (1), 16-30.

Courses

  • INTS 4709-Topics:  Civil Resistance
  • INTS 4702-Major Issues in International Security