Peter Haschke is an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina–Asheville. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Rochester (2014). His current research explores mechanisms of state perpetrated violence in democracies – especially violence that cannot be subsumed under a national security centric repression account. His teaching and research interests generally are in the field of comparative politics, with a focus on the study of democratic institutions and processes. He has recently published articles in Economic Inquiry and Human Rights Quarterly.