About David Mason
T. David Mason is the Johnie Christian Family Professor of Peace Studies and Regents Professor of Political Science at the University of North Texas. He was co-founder of UNT’s Castleberry Peace Institute and served as Director from its inception until the Fall of 2014. He directs UNT’s Peace Studies Program. He earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Georgia, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi honorary societies.
Mason served on the faculty of Mississippi State University from 1981 to 1992 and University of Memphis from 1992 to 2002, where he was a co-founder of that university’s Benjamin Hooks Institute for Social Change and department chair from 2000-2002. He served as Associate Editor of International Studies Quarterly (2004-2007) and then Editor-in-Chief (2007-2008) of that journal, which is the flagship journal of the International Studies Association.
He is the author of Caught in the Crossfire: Revolution, Repression and the Rational Peasant (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004), Sustaining the Peace After Civil War (Strategic Studies Institute, 2007) and co-editor of Conflict Prevention and Peace-building in Post-War Societies: Sustaining the Peace (with James Meernik, Routledge, 2006), NAFTA and Europe: Trilateral Cooperation or Confrontation? (with Abdul M. Turay, Macmillan, 1994), and U.S.-Japan Trade Friction: Its Impact on Security Cooperation in the Pacific Basin (with Abdul M. Turay, Macmillan, 1991).
His articles on civil conflict and peacebuilding have appeared in a number of academic journals, including American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Studies Quarterly, International Interactions, Asian Survey, Defence and Peace Economics, Terrorism and Political Violence, Latin American Research Review and others.