Erica Chenoweth

Erica Chenoweth is a Professor and Associate Dean of Research at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. She is also an Associate Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo. Professor Chenoweth has received over $6.5 million in grants and research funding, including some from the Carnegie Corporation. She earned her B.A. in Political Science and German from the University of Dayton and M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Denver.

Her research centers involves three main questions: why do state and non-state groups use political violence, what are the alternatives to political violence, and how can these alternatives be promoted?

Representative Publications

Chenoweth, Erica. “Is Terrorism Still a Democratic Phenomenon?.” International Relations 8.32 (2012): 85-100.

Chenoweth, Erica. “Democratic Competition and Terrorist Activity.” The Journal of Politics 72.01 (2010): 16-30.

Chenoweth, Erica, et al. “What Makes Terrorists Tick?” International Security 33.4 (2009): 180-202.

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