My activity on this blog has been a bit scarce for the past…well…eleven months. A lot has gone on, and other commitments took me away from regularly posting here. Here is a little bit about what I’ve been up to; some of it may be of interest to readers of this blog.
I moved to a new institution and hired 25 research assistants.
I taught two new graduate courses (one of which is called Advanced Seminar in Civil Resistance and is personally one of my favorites to teach).
I got promoted with tenure (yay!).
I co-edited a special issue on nonviolent resistance in the Journal of Peace Research (this special issue will definitely interest readers here).
I released the NAVCO 2.0 dataset.
Barb Walter and I started a blog called Political Violence @ a Glance, which since won an award for Most Promising New Blog.
The Washington Post bought The Monkey Cage, another blog to which I contribute.
I edited a book on political violence, due out in a couple of months.
I presented papers at about six conferences and workshops, served as a guest lecturer at about a dozen universities and institutes, and gave research talks about about a dozen more.
And then I did a bunch of other publishing and research on a host of other stuff that’s not related to civil resistance.
So, yeah. A lot has happened. But I am hoping to be a bit more active on this blog, in large part because it’s the only place I know where I can blather on unhindered about strategic nonviolent action.
So put on your seatbelts! Rational Insurgent is back on the beam.