Adria Lawrence

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Assistant Professor of Political Science
115 Prospect St, Room 409

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2007

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Adria Lawrence is Assistant Professor of Political Science and a research fellow at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies.  She studies nationalism, conflict and collective action. Her book, Imperial Rule and the Politics of Nationalism: Anti-Colonial Protest in the French Empire (Cambridge University Press, 2013), provides an analysis of the violent and non-violent mobilization for national independence that confronted European colonial empires during the decades following the Second World War. The book received the Jervis-Schroeder Best Book Award, given by the American Political Science Association’s Organized Section on International History and Politics, and was named one of the best books of 2013 on Foreign Policy’s Middle East Channel. 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 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.

01-19-2011 - MacMillan Report - Imperial Rule and the Politics of Nationalism
10-24-2013 - Project on Middle East Political Science - Why Morocan Protests Failed (with Ahmed Benchemsi and Aboubakr Jamai)
10-25-2013 - Project on Middle East Political Science - POMEPS Conversations 27 with Adria Lawrence


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