Erica Chenoweth is an assistant professor of government at Wesleyan University and a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. She is co-author, with Maria J. Stephan, of Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict (2011). She hosts the blog Rational Insurgent and is on Twitter at @EricaChenoweth.
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