Academic interests

political sociology, social movements, political violence, and state terrorism

Teaching

Introduction to Sociology

Awards

Outstanding Article Award ASA Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements, for "Structural Identity Theory and the Post-Recruitment Activism of Irish Republicans: Persistence, Disengagement, Splits, and Dissidents in Social Movement Organizations," Social Problems 57/3 (2010): 341-370.

Publications

Unfinished Business: The Politics of "Dissident" Irish Republicans (part of the Irish Republican Movement Collection at IUPUI:http://ulib.iupui.edu/digitalscholarship/collections/IrishRepublicanMovement);

Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, The Life and Politics of an Irish Revolutionary (Indiana University Press, 2006).

"Provisional IRA Attacks on the UDR in Fermanagh and South Tyrone: Implications for the Study of Political Violence and Terrorism," Terrorism and Political Violence 23: 329-349 (2011). "Structural Identity Theory and the Post-Recruitment Activism of Irish Republicans: Persistence, Disengagement, Splits and Dissidents in Social Movement Organizations," Social Problems 57/3: 341-70 (2010).

“Social Movements and Terrorism: ‘And if that’s what a terrorist is I want to be a terrorist.’” 2012. Contribution to the blog Mobilizing Ideas: Is Terrorism a Form of Activism? The Role of Terrorism in Social Change (with original video). http://mobilizingideas.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/social-movements-and-terrorism-and-if-thats-what-a-terrorist-is-i-want-to-be-a-terrorist/