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Political Science

My research and teaching focus on political violence, specifically examining the relationships between gender and violent non-state actors. I am particularly interested in women's participation in rebel and terrorist organizations, visual insurgent propaganda, rebel legitimacy, and sexual violence. My research is published in Security Studies, European Journal of International Security, and...Read more

Marissa Carrere is a Lecturer for the Department of Political Science, where she teaches Junior Year Writing for Political Science and Legal Studies majors, as well as law and literature courses. Her writing courses support students in their development as practitioners of careful critical thinking, effective rhetoric, and responsible...Read more

Adam Dahl’s research and teaching interests are in transnational political thought in the Americas, democratic theory, the politics of race and indigeneity, and political theories of empire and colonialism.  His first book, Empire of the People: Settler Colonialism and the Foundations of Modern Democratic Thought (University Press of Kansas,...Read more


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