My name is Dr. Helma de Vries-Jordan. I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science and the Director of the History and Political Science Program at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. I received my Ph.D. in Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2007, with specializations in Comparative Politics and Methodology. My research is focused on marriage equality and LGBT activism in advanced industrialized democracies. In addition, I have conducted research on the global justice, anti-war, and Occupy Wall Street movements. My detailed faculty biography is available at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.