Carolyn Gallaher

Carolyn Gallaher

Professor, comparative regional studies

Area of Expertise:
Guerrilla and paramilitary violence; right-wing extremism in the U.S.; urban politics; Merida Initiative; private military contractors; drug cartels; cross border cooperation, tenants' rights, Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act, gentrification
Additional Information:
Carolyn Gallaher is the author of two books on right-wing paramilitaries. The first, After the Peace: Loyalist Paramilitaries in Post-Accord Northern Ireland(Cornell University Press, 2007), explains how loyalist paramilitary infighting after the 1998 peace process stalled the demilitarization process. The second, On the Fault Line: Race, Class and the American Patriot Movement (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003), is the culmination of five years of research on the U.S. militia movement. She has also published numerous articles on the religious right ("Identity Politics and the Religious Right: Hiding Hate in the Landscape," in Antipode,and "The Religious Right Reacts to Globalization," in International Political Economy Yearbook);and Mexican politics ("New World Warriors: 'Nation' and 'State' in the Politics of the Zapatista and U.S. Patriot Movements," in Social and Cultural Geography and "Imaging the Mexican Election," in Antipode).Gallaher has also led study abroad programs for AU students in both Chiapas and Oaxaca in Mexico. In her engaging new book, The Politics of Staying Put: Condo Conversion and Tenant Right-to-Buy in Washington, D.C. that came out in March 2016, Gallaher takes a broad, city-wide assessment of enacted the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act or TOPA as she follows seven buildings through the program's process.
Foreign Language Fluency:
n/a
Academic Credentials:
BA, Mary Washington College; MA, Miami University; PhD, University of Kentucky
Category:
Latin America-Mexico, National Security and War, Religion and Philosophy
Site/Profile:
http://www.american.edu/sis/faculty/caroleg.cfm http://academic3.american.edu/~caroleg/