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Ted R. Gurr papers


Ted R. Gurr papers
Gurr, Ted R.
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9 linear feet
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University of Maryland
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Ted Gurr is a Distinguished University Professor emeritus in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland internationally recognized for his theoretical, comparative, and historical studies of societal conflict. Before joining the University of Maryland faculty in 1989, Dr. Gurr held academic positions at Princeton University (1965-1969), Northwestern University, where he was Payson S. Wild Professor from 1970 to 1983, and chair of the political science department from 1977 to 1980; and the University of Colorado (1984-1988). In 1985, Gurr initiated the Minorities at Risk (MAR) project; the project has been based at the University of Maryland's Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM) since 1988. Dr. Gurr taught theoretical and comparative analysis of violent ethno-political conflict at the graduate and undergraduate levels; he shifted to a part-time appointment in 1999. He continues to be part of the project staff and advisory board of MAR. The collection consists of Dr. Gurr's professional correspondence, reports, student files, project files, writing and research materials, and professional group and committee materials.

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