Maia Carter Hallward is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Affairs at Kennesaw State University and is jointly appointed to the PhD in International Conflict Management. Maia serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development and will begin a three-year term on the Executive Committee of Friends Association of Higher Education (FAHE) in June 2011. With Volker Franke, she is co- program chair for the 2012 Peace Studies Section of the International Studies Association. She received her PhD in International Relations from American University’s School of International Service, with concentrations in Peace and Conflict Resolution and Critical Geopolitics. Maia worked for four years in the Middle East, including teaching and research positions in Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Amman. Maia co-led an Interfaith Peacebuilders delegation of 17 members to Jerusalem in July 2006 to speak with Israelis and Palestinians about the conflict and led a group of 19 MS Conflict Management students on a one-week study abroad to Jerusalem in March 2011. She is the author of Struggling for a Just Peace: Israeli and Palestinian Activism in the Second Intifada (University Press of Florida, August 2011) and co-editor of Nonviolent Resistance in the Second Intifada: Activism and Advocacy (Palgrave Macmillian, Fall 2011). Her articles have appeared in journals including Journal of Peace Research, International Political Sociology and Critical Middle Eastern Politics.