Monash Arts Dr Steven T. Zech, from the School of Social Sciences, was recently selected as a recipient of the Terrorism Research Initiative (TRI) award for Best Doctoral Dissertation in the Field of Terrorism and Counter-terrorism Studies.
In their comments about the finalists the jury congratulated Dr Zech for his achievement:
“The jury was impressed by the immense amount of field work that Dr. Steven Zech performed in Peru, where the Maoist Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) was active.
The originality of Dr. Zech’s approach lays the groundwork for a theory of civilian resistance by focusing on the neglected issue of when and how communities organise for self-defence when caught between the brutality of insurgent violence and the almost equally indiscriminate government repression.” (see full award announcement).
Dr Zech plans to finish converting the dissertation (Between Two Fires: Civilian Resistance during Internal Armed Conflict in Peru, University of Washington, 2016) into a book this summer and will publish it with a leading academic press.
Dr Zech is Deputy Director, Master of International Relations program; Deputy Director, Global Terrorism Research Centre (GTReC); and a Research Affiliate at the Gender, Peace & Security Centre (GPS).
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