Stephanie Stanley, MA
PhD Candidate, Political Science
Building/Room: Rianna 102
Stephanie Stanley is a PhD Candidate in the Political Science Department working on her dissertation titled "Peaceful Protest vs. Political Violence: Why Some Movements Want to Watch the World Burn," in which she explores why some American social movements that begin as peaceful movements stay peaceful while others become civilly disobedient or politically violent. Stephanie examines a wide range of case studies that include the Abolitionist Movement, the Prohibition Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, Black Lives Matter, and Antifa. This project incorporates several subfields of Political Science, such as American political development, social contract theory, democratic theory, social movement scholarship and qualitative analysis to create a comprehensive theory about American social movement protest strategies.