Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham (Ph.D., University of California, San Diego 2007) is an Associate Professor at the Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland and is affiliated with the Center for International Development and Conflict Management. Her book Inside the Politics of Self-determination was published by Oxford University Press in 2014 and won Book of the Year from the Conflict Research Society. Cunningham’s primary research interests have included self-determination, secession, civil war, leadership in rebellion, and non-violent resistance. Her work has been published (or is forthcoming) at the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Research, International Studies Quarterly, and Perspectives on Politics. Cunningham was a Fulbright Scholar and a Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo. Her research has been funded by the Norwegian Research Council and the Social Science Research Council of Canada. She is the recipient of the 2017 Emerging Scholar Award from the International Security Section of the International Studies Association. She holds a B.A. in Political Science (cum laude) and an M.A. in Political Science from University of California, San Diego.