Ayşegül Aydın is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Colorado-Boulder. Her research focuses on the dynamics of political violence and civil wars. She is particularly interested in civil war processes and their transformative effect on societies. Aydin’s first book, Foreign Powers and Intervention in Armed Conflicts (Stanford University Press, 2012) examines the role of foreign direct investment and preferential trade agreements in motivating external states to intervene in armed conflicts. Her second book, Zones of Rebellion: Kurdish Rebels and the Turkish State (Cornell University Press, 2015), co-authored with Cem Emrence, presents an analytical account of violence in the Turkish civil war. Aydin’s articles appeared in the Journal of Politics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, European Journal of International Relations, among others.