Jean Rosenfeld holds a B.A. from Stanford in English, an M.A. from UCLA in anthropology, and a PhD from UCLA in history of religions. Her publications include The Island Broken in Two Halves: Land and Renewal Movements Among the Maori of New Zealand; Terrorism, Identity, and Legitimacy: The Four Waves theory and political violence; and various articles on millennialism, nativist movements, religious standoffs, and religion and violence. She lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Though conflicts between religious groups and the civil authorities often result in a violent outcome, activists and scientists in Hawaii have thus far managed to avoid the violence with some surprisingly simple techniques.