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Cullen Hendrix, Assistant Professor

Cullen Hendrix, Assistant Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International StudiesAffiliated with the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security & Diplomacy

Email: Cullen.Hendrix@du.edu

Office: 203 Ben M. Cherrington Hall
Josef Korbel School of International Studies
University of Denver
2201 South Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80208

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Education

  • PhD, Political Science, University of California, San Diego
  • MA, Political Science, University of California, San Diego
  • BA, Kalamazoo College

Research and expertise

Hendrix's primary research focus is in modeling contentious politics – ranging from urban protest to armed conflict – as the outcome of interactions between domestic political institutions, global markets and advocacy networks, and environmental degradation and climatic change. He has published widely on the topics of contentious politics, the environment and civil conflict, food security, and human rights.

Professional Profile

  • Assistant Professor, University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies (2013-present); Director, Environment, Food and Conflict (ENFOCO) Lab
  • Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Assistant Professor, College of William and Mary (2011-2013)
  • Assistant Professor, University of North Texas (2008-2011)
  • Research Associate at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, University of Texas at Austin (2009-present)
  • Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics (2010-present)
  • Co-Director of the GIS Center at Lake Victoria
  • Co-Director, Social Conflict in Africa Database (http://scaddata.org)

Recent Publications

Hendrix, C. & Wong, W. (2013). When is the pen truly mighty? Regime type and the efficacy of naming and shaming in curbing human rights abuses. British Journal of Political Science.

Hendrix, C. Salehyan, I., Hamner, J., Case, C., Linebarger, C., Stull, E., & Williams, J. (2012). Social conflict in Africa: A new database. International Interactions 38(4).

Hendrix, C. & Salehyan, I. (2012). Climate change, rainfall, and social conflict in Africa. Journal of Peace Research 49(1).

Hendrix, C. & Glaser, S. (2011). Civil conflict and world fisheries, 1952-2004. Journal of Peace Research 48(4).

Hendrx, C. (2011). Head for the hills? Rough terrain, state capacity, and civil war onset. Civil Wars 13(4).

Hendrix, C. & Skrede Gleditsch, K. (2011). Civil war: Is it all about disease and xenophobia? A comment on Letendre, Fincher & Thornhill. Biological Reviews 87(1).