Stefan Malthaner is Assistant Professor at Aarhus University. Before coming to Aarhus, he spent three years as Marie Curie Fellow and Max Weber Fellow at the EUI, worked as a researcher at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence (IKG) at University of Bielefeld, Germany, and was a member of the Micropolitics of Armed Groups research group at Humboldt University, Berlin. His research focuses on political violence and social (especially Islamist) movements, from a comparative perspective. He is the author of Mobilizing the Faithful: Militant Islamist Groups and their Constituencies (Campus, 2011), and co-editor of Control of Violence (Springer U.S., 2011), Radikale Milieus (Campus, 2012), and Dynamics of Political Violence (Ashgate 2014). Among the large-scale academic events he has organised or co-organised were the conferences Radicalization and De-Radicalization (ZiF, Bielefeld, 2001), Radical Milieus (University of Bielefeld, 2011), and Micropolitics of Armed Groups (Humboldt University, Berlin, 2007).