Elisabeth Jean Wood is Crosby Professor of the Human Environment and Professor of Political Science and International and Area Studies at Yale University and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is currently writing two books, one on sexual violence during war and a second on political violence in Colombia (with Francisco Gutiérrez Sanín). She is the author of Forging Democracy from Below: Insurgent Transitions in South Africa and El Salvador (Cambridge University Press 2000) and Insurgent Collective Action and Civil War in El Salvador (Cambridge University Press 2003), as well as many articles and book chapters. She received the Graduate Mentor Award for the Social Sciences in 2013. She has served on the Editorial Boards for the Contentious Politics series (Cambridge University Press) and World Politics, Politics and Society, and the American Political Science Review (2007- 2013). She currently serves on the APSA’s Committee on Human Subjects Research.