My research examines the range of contentious global politics from nonviolent resistance movements to interstate war. My book manuscript, Between Mao and Gandhi: Strategies of Violence and Nonviolence in Revolutionary Movements, investigates variation in the strategic behavior of groups seeking to capture state power. Findings from my research were featured on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's "Big Ideas"radio program. Previous work has been published in Small Wars and Insurgencies, the Journal of Public and International Affairs, andal-Naklah, and has been supported by the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Program on Negotiation, the Eisenhower Institute, and the Bradley Foundation.
Prior to entering academia, I worked as a foreign and defense policy aide in the U.S. House of Representatives, a legislative assistant in the Vermont State Senate, and a public affairs intern at the U.S. Embassy in Doha, Qatar. In my free time, I enjoy cross-country skiing, mountain biking, and hiking.
Ches Thurber Department of Political Science 414 Zulauf Hall Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL 60115 firstname.lastname@example.org