Reed Wood is assistant professor of political science at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (2010) and earned his BA in history and human rights studies at the University of North Carolina–Asheville (2001). His current research focuses on the strategic dimensions of state and non-state actor violence against civilians during civil wars and the processes of strategic learning among state and non-state actors during conflicts. His research interests focus broadly on issues of human rights, labor rights, repression, and civil conflict. He teaches courses on international relations, political violence, and human rights at ASU. Before entering graduate school Reed taught middle school in western North Carolina. He has recently published articles in The Journal of Peace Research, Human Rights Quarterly, and International Studies Quarterly.