I was just inducted into the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences. This is an immense honor and I am still getting my head around it insofar as I view this as an opportunity to reflect, reshape and redirect some of research and activism. Here are some more photos and lookout for the new direction.
Generally, I am interested in two broad areas. First, I am interested in political conflict and violence - particularly that involving governments and those affiliated with them (e.g., genocide/politicide, mass killing, torture, bans, curfews, beatings, arrests for political purposes and domestic spying). I have a broad interest in the topic, which has brought me to look at both global patterns and individual cases (the United States, Rwanda, India, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Zimbabwe, Mexico and Northern Ireland) as well as employ a diverse range of approaches (i.e., statistical research, ethnography, film and gaming). Additionally, I am interested in peace and peace making - particularly understanding what it is, how it can be measured and what can be done to create/sustain/expand it. This interest has thus far been largely conceptual but I am creating some measurements for it that can be implemented globally.
On this website, you will find materials relevant to nine areas:
About Me - my vitae, teaching materials as well as some personal information
Written work - a listing of my books and articles (underway and published)
Archiving - collections of information relevant to political conflict/violence
Analysis - explorations into the macro and micro determinants of contentious politics
Scholarism - attempts to stop/limit conflict/violence and obtain justice
Audio/Video - recordings and/or videos of presentations
Artistic Expression - stories, photography, board games and painting about conflict, identity & discovery
About My Students - current as well as those that have graduated
Analog, the Anti-blog - thoughts, quotes, pictures, whatever...
[Winner of Best Blog Post for 2014 by the International Studies Association]
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Professor of Political Science - University of Michigan
Faculty Associate - Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research
Research Professor & Global Fellow - Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)
Elected Fellow - American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS)
Co-Founder/Director - Conflict Consortium (CC) with Professor Will Moore
Co-Director - Conflict & Peace Initiative (CPI)
Director - Radical Information Project (RIP)
Director - Stop Our States (SOS)
Co-Founder - New Jack Academics with Professor Darren Davis
Co-Founder - .EDU: opening minds & changing worlds with style with Professor Jillian Schwedler & Rodney Williams
In Memoriam: Charles Tilly
In Memoriam: Steven Poe
Friends, Antagonists, Inspirations, Competitors, Mentors, Questions, Answers