Erica Chenoweth

PRIO External Associate

Erica Chenoweth
Erica Chenoweth left PRIO in 2023. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons. Erica Chenoweth is an External Associate at PRIO.


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Erica Chenoweth is a rofessor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and a Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Previously, she was an assistant professor at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, where she received the Carol A. Baker Memorial Prize recognizing excellence in junior faculty teaching and research.

Chenoweth also was a fellow at Harvard Un​iversity’s Kennedy School of Government, Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, and the University of California-Berkeley’s Institute of International Studies.

She holds doctoral and master’s degrees in political science from the University of Colorado and a bachelor’s degree in political science and German from the University of Dayton.


The following publications are specific to the Centre for the Study of Civil War. A more complete list may be available at

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Stephan, Maria J. & Erica Chenoweth (2012) Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict. New York: Columbia University Press. Columbia Studies in Terrorism and Irregular Warfare.