Social movements, gender, race, protest, ethics, violence/nonviolence
Sara Mitcho is the Assistant Director of the Global Affairs Program and a Term Assistant Professor. She received her PhD in Cultural Studies from George Mason University in 2014. Her research focuses on protest and the relationships between (non)violence, ethics, gender, race, and social change.
She takes up these topics in her current book manuscript, The Violence of Nonviolence: Toward an Ethics of Protest, in which she critiques our reliance on a violent/nonviolent dichotomy to make ethical judgments about protest and describes and demonstrates an alternative approach using case studies from the history of U.S. protest from the post-Civil War era to the present.