Angela D. Nichols is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Nichols earned her Ph.D. in Political Science with subfields in International Relations and Comparative Politics from the University of North Texas. She also holds a B.A. in International Relations from The Pennsylvania State University. Professor Nichols’ research broadly focuses on issues related to human rights and conflict. Her forthcoming book Impact, Legitimacy, and Limitations of Truth Commissions examines how truth commissions may contribute to positive outcomes following periods of conflict or mass abuse. She has articles published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Studies Perspectives, Conflict, Security, & Development, and Civil Wars. Dr. Nichols’ newest work examines the causes and consequences of women’s engagement in rebel groups.