Carolyn Gallaher is an associate professor in the School of International Service at American University. She teaches courses on Human Geography, Latin American Politics, and Political Violence. Professor Gallaher frequently takes student groups to Mexico. Carolyn’s research is closely aligned with her teaching interests. She studies patterns of political violence, and has done extensive research on the Zapatistas in Mexico, the UVF in Northern Ireland, and the U.S. Militia Movement. Her recent book, On the Fault Line: Race, Class, and the American Patriot Movement, chronicles the Kentucky State Militia from 1997-2002.