This blog is dedicated to the spread of knowledge about nonviolent (or “civil”) resistance as an effective force for change in the world. My primary purpose is to challenge the conventional wisdom that violent insurgency is necessary or effective in confronting oppression, and to highlight nonviolent methods of resistance as viable alternatives to violence. Toward this end, this blog will feature scholarly research, media accounts, and reports from activists about the use of nonviolent direct action, or “civil resistance,” in ongoing conflicts around the world–especially in places where violence seems endemic. For more on the mission of the blog, read the inaugural post.

I am a professional researcher, author, and educator. My website contains a full biography as well as links to my research products.

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