Terrorism; Counter-terrorism; Civil protection
María José Rasmussen is an Associate Professor in the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School. She joined the school in 1993 after teaching at Yale University and the University of Vermont. She is the author of Argentina's Lost Patrol: Armed Struggle, 1969-1979 (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1995). Dr. Rasmussen has also written numerous articles on the internal dynamics of terrorist organizations, and on legal and military responses to political violence.
Dr. Rasmussen earned her degree in Political Science from Yale University (Ph.D, 1990). She was a John M. Olin Postdoctoral Fellow in military history and strategy from 1990-1991.