Martha Crenshaw


Senior Fellow

Center for International Security and Cooperation

Stamford University

Palo Alto, Calif.

(650) 723-0126

Crenshaw, a longtime professor at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, is regarded as an expert in political terrorism, having published her first scholarly article on the subject in 1972. She says her current research focuses on suicide attacks, innovation in terrorist campaigns, the distinction between “old” and “new” terrorism, how terrorism ends, and why the United States is the target of terrorism. She chairs serves on the executive board of Women in International Security and chairs the American Political Science Association Task Force on Political Violence and Terrorism.

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