Erica Chenoweth

Erica Chenoweth, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Government at Wesleyan University and director of Wesleyan’s Program on Terrorism and Insurgency Research. Chenoweth is an internationally-recognized authority on terrorism, nonviolent resistance, and counterterrorism. Her books include Why Civil Resistance Works: the Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict (Columbia University Press, 2011) with Maria J. Stephan of the U.S. State Department. The book is based on an article published by the two authors in International Security, No. 1 (Summer 2008), pp. 7–44,

Regular contributor Octavian Manea offers an interview with Dr. Erica Chenoweth on civil resistance, or civilian operations short of insurgency.