My name is Tom Maher and I am an academic working at the intersection of social movements, organizations, and political sociology. I am broadly interested in systems of control and how they fail (i.e. how resistance emerges), and my work primarily contributes to our understanding of threat dynamics, dissent-repression processes, and youth activism. I am currently working on two major research projects. The first assesses the institutional and organizational characteristics of the Nazi concentration camps and how they influenced prisoners' experiences and the likelihood of resistance. The second is a National Science Foundation funded project with Charles Seguin that examines social movement organization representation at congressional hearings during the 20th Century. I am currently a continuing lecturer at Purdue University. I was previously a postdoctoral researcher on the Youth Activism Project at the University of Arizona. I completed my PhD at Ohio State University in 2013.