Erica Chenoweth

Erica Chenoweth (@EricaChenoweth) is a professor at Harvard University, where they direct the Nonviolent Action Lab at Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. They co-host the award-winning blog Political Violence @ a Glance.
Latest from Erica Chenoweth

People around the world are protesting the Russian invasion. Will their protests work?

Within Ukraine, Russia and elsewhere, here’s what we know about civil resistance.

March 14, 2022

The Trump years launched the biggest sustained protest movement in U.S. history. It’s not over.

Here's what we learned by counting the protests over the past four years.

February 8, 2021

This summer’s Black Lives Matter protesters were overwhelmingly peaceful, our research finds

Police and counterprotesters sometimes started violence.

October 16, 2020

Black Lives Matter beyond America’s big cities

Here’s the new geography of youth activism

July 8, 2020

The Floyd protests are the broadest in U.S. history — and are spreading to white, small-town America

Here's how that will influence the November election -- and future policy.

June 6, 2020

This may be the largest wave of nonviolent mass movements in world history. What comes next?

Social media has made mass protests easier to organize — but, perhaps paradoxically, harder to resolve.

November 16, 2019

Turnout at last weekend’s impeachment marches was modest. Why?

We found these three likely reasons.

June 24, 2019

The 2019 Women’s March was bigger than you think

For the third year in a row, hundreds of thousands of people turned out in the January cold to protest President Trump.

February 1, 2019

3 ways to look at August’s protests — and 2 charts showing all protests since January 2017

August saw a dip — likely because Americans were campaigning instead of protesting or marching.

November 12, 2018