Peter Haschke is an Associate 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 published his book, Human Rights in Democracies in 2018 and articles in Economic Inquiry, Journal of Human Rights, Human Rights Quarterly, and the British Journal of Political Science.