Nikolaos Biziouras is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the United States Naval Academy. Prior to coming to the Naval Academy, he was Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the International Security and Intra-State Conflict Programs of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, at Harvard University. He received his BA in Political Economy and Rhetoric and his MA and PhD in Political Science, all from the University of California at Berkeley. His book on ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka is forthcoming from Routledge in the spring of 2014 and is entitled The Political Economy of Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka: Economic Liberalization, Mobilizational Resources, and Ethnic Collective Action. He has published articles in the following journals: Democracy and Security, Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review, African Security Review, Journal of the Middle East and Africa, PS: Political Science and Politics, Journal of Political Science Education, and Politics, Religion & Ideology. In terms of subfield specialization, he works on the intersection of comparative politics and international relations.