Assistant Professor of Political Science
115 Prospect St, Room 409
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2007
Adria Lawrence, Ph.D., University of Chicago, December 2007, is Assistant Professor of Political Science and a research fellow at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. She studies conflict and collective action, investigating how people come to mobilize in favor of ideologies such as ethnicity, nationalism, and democracy. Her book, Imperial Rule and the Politics of Nationalism: Anti-Colonial Protest in the French Empire (Cambridge University Press, 2013), provides an account of how and why nationalist mobilization against colonial rule erupted. Her work on the use of violence by non-state actors has been published in International Security and Rethinking Violence: States and Non State Actors in Conflict (co-edited with Erica Chenoweth, MIT Press, 2010). She is a scholar of Middle Eastern and North African politics; her current project looks at collective action during the protests of the Arab Spring. Her research has been supported by fellowships from the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program and the American Institute for Maghrib Studies.
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