Kanisha Bond

Assistant Professor

My research focuses on internal conflict, contentious politics and social movement organizational behavior. I am particularly interested in the ways in which people become mobilized into political action, how social movement organizations recruit and manage their membership, and how these internal processes influence inter-group collaboration. My work in these areas has been published in top academic outlets, including the American Political Science Review, the British Journal of Political Science, and the journal International Negotiation. I am currently working on two large research projects. The first is a book project that focuses on the development of collaborative relationships among violent political organizations in the Americas over the last half-century; the second examines systematic differences in the form, content and organization of women’s participation in violent social movements across world regions. I currently teach graduate and undergraduate courses on terrorism, civil war, social movements and research design. I also serve as a faculty mentor for the McNair Scholars Program and the START Center’s Expanding Access to Security Studies Education initiative.

Areas of Interest:
  • Contentious Politics
  • Protest & Political Violence
  • Collective Action & Institution-Building
  • Organizational Behavior & Design
  • PhD Political Science (Penn State University)
  • MPP International Policy and Development; Crime Policy (Georgetown University)
  • BA International Relations and Spanish (Bucknell University)
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
GVPT456 The Politics of Terrorism Spring 2018 Syllabus
GVPT459M Seminar in Comparative Politics; Social Movements Spring 2018 Syllabus
GVPT459W Seminar in Comparative Politics; Civil Wars Spring 2017 Syllabus
GVPT459W Seminar in Comparative Politics; Civil Wars Fall 2016 Syllabus
GVPT700 Scope and Method of Political Science Fall 2015
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
GVPT808C Selected Topics in Functional Problems in International Relations; Prospectus Seminar in International Relations & Comparative Politics Spring 2013 Syllabus
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3117F Chincoteague Hall
Department of Government and Politics
Phone: (301) 405-4721
Email: kanisha@umd.edu
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