I'm associate professor of political sociology with special research interest in social movements/contentious politics and conflict resolution. After completing my undergraduate and graduate degrees in political science, I went across the Atlantic and completed by Ph.D. in the Sociology department, Boston College (2004). Ever since, I have been researching a variety of related topics such as cultural dynamics of protest politics, processes of radicalization, political violence and terrorism, and media discourse and peacebuilding -- as they apply to single cases and across cases.
- Theories and Approaches in the Study of Political Protest (Undergrad)
- Approaches to Political Terrorism (Graduate)
- Theories of Social Conflict (Graduate)
- Research Methods and Data Analysis - Qualitative and Quantitative (Undergrad)
- Transnational Social Movements and Contentious Politics (Graduate)