Ann Mische is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, a core faculty member of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and a Faculty Fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. Her work focuses on communication, deliberation, and leadership in social movements and democratic politics. She has examined these processes in her study of Brazilian youth politics during re-democratization as well as in her work on anti-partisanship in the recent Brazilian protest wave. Currently, she is working on a book on the role of future-oriented deliberations in social and political change efforts across global networks focused on development, peacebuilding and environmental sustainability. She also coordinates the Faculty Working Group entitled “Towards Goal 16: Social and Political Action for Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions” at Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs.