Christine Sixta Rinehart Associate Professor of Political Science, USC Union
2017-18 recipient, The Denise R. Shaw Excellence in Scholarship Award for Palmetto College Campuses
The Denise R. Shaw Excellence in Scholarship Award for Palmetto College Campuses, first given in 2017, is presented to a faculty member who exhibits outstanding scholarship. The 2017-2018 Shaw Scholarship Award was presented to Christine Sixta Rinehart, associate professor of political science at USC Union.
She has published two books, two book chapters, two peer reviewed articles, two book reviews and one newspaper article. She has also presented at six conferences and received three research grants. Her research interests include international terrorism, female terrorism, and security and counterterrorism.
Her first book, Volatile Social Movements and the Origins of Terrorism: The Radicalization of Change, was published in 2012 by Lexington Books.
Rinehart’s second book, Drones and Targeted Killing in the Middle East and Africa: An Appraisal of American Counterterrorism Policies, was published in 2016. Of her second book, Brian Glyn Williams of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth declared that Rinehart’s book was “a must-read for scholars interested in probing beyond the headlines into the murky world of drone counterterrorism operations.”
She recently traveled to Israel to interview four incarcerated female terrorists in an Israeli prison. Rinehart’s third book, Sexual Jihad: The Role of Islam in Female Terrorism will be published in late 2018.