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My book  Making and Unmaking Nations was published in March 2015 by Cornell University Press. The book was awarded the 2015 best book in human rights by the Human Rights section of the International Studies Association, the 2016 best book from the Conflict Processes section of the American Political Science Association, the 2016 Joseph Lepgold prize for the best book in International Relations published in the previous year, and the 2018 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. Foreign Affairs included the title as one of its Best Books of 2016, and the book was named a finalist for the 2017 Raphael Lemkin Book Award from the Institute for Genocide Studies.

I am incredibly honored to serve on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, which is equivalent to the Board of Trustees of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. I was appointed by President Obama in December 2016.

I am delighted that several graduate students whom I have advised have won dissertation awards. In 2018, Nick Barnes was awarded the Ronald Coase Dissertation Award from the Society of Organizational and Institutional Economics and in 2017 Nick was awarded Best Fieldwork Award from the Comparative Democratization section of the American Political Science Association. He joins Kathleen Klaus and Barry Driscoll, who won the Best Fieldwork Award in 2016 and 2015 respectively. In 2017, Charlie Taylor received an honorable mention from the African Politics Conference Group for his dissertation on electoral politics; Kathleen Klaus received the same honorable mention in 2016.

My latest journal publications include a piece with Courtney Hillebrecht on the International Criminal Court in Human Rights Quarterly, a piece with Rachel Schwartz on the logic of mass violence in Guatemala in the Journal of Peace Research, a piece with Charlie Taylor and Jon Pevehouse on electoral violence in the Journal of Peace Research and a piece on studying perpetrators in the Journal of Perpetrator Research. co-edited a recent edition of Revue Tiers Monde with colleagues André Guichaoua and Emmanuel Ntakarutimana. I also coordinate a working group on memory after mass violence for the International Panel on Exiting Violence, based in Paris.

I was interviewed about Making and Unmaking Nations for the New Books in Genocide podcasts here. The book was also the subject of a Critical Dialogue, with Paul Staniland, here: and in Perspectives on Politics here.

I was interviewed about Fundamentals of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention here.

I also co-authored with Barry Driscoll a new textbook on International Studies, International Studies: Global Forces, Interactions, Tensions. The book is to be published by CQ Press/Sage Publications in late October 2018.

I am also at work on a multi-year research project on politics in post-war states, and I will be on a research sabbatical in the 2018-19 Academic Year working on that project.