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Mark Juergensmeyer is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara. He is an expert on religious violence, conflict resolution, and South Asian religion and politics. He is the author of Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State, from Christian Militias to al Qaeda (2009); Gandhi’s Way: A Handbook of Conflict Resolution (2005); and Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence, which was listed by the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times as one of the best nonfiction books of the year. He is also author of Radhasoami Reality: The Logic of a Modern Faith; and The New Cold War? Religious Nationalism Confronts the Secular State (1994). He is coauthor of Buddhist Warfare (2010); and Songs of the Saints of India (2008). He is editor of Religion and Global Civil Society (2005) and coeditor of The Encyclopedia of Global Studies (2012). Prof. Juergensmeyer is the recipient of the Grawemeyer Award for contributions to the study of religion.