Dr. Cullen Hendrix is Assistant Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and directs the Project of Environment, Food and Conflict (ENFOCO) at the School’s Sié Center. Dr. Hendrix has published widely on the topics of contentious politics, the environment and civil conflict, food security, and human rights. His research has been supported by grants from the Department of Defense Minerva Initiative and the National Science Foundation. Since 2010, he has held a research appointment at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He is also Co-Director of the Geographic Information Systems Center at Lake Victoria, Uganda, and Co-Director of the Social Conflict Analysis Database, a project cataloging micro-data on social conflict in Africa, the Gulf region and Latin America. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Hendrix has consulted for the Department of Defense, the FAO, the Human Security Report Project, and the World Food Programme, among other international agencies.
Confronting the Curse: The Economics and Geopolitics of Natural Resource Governance. Washington, DC: Peterson Institute for International Economics (with Marcus Noland).
Forthcoming. “No News is Good News? Mark and Recapture for Event Data When Reporting Probabilities are Less than One,” with Idean Salehyan, International Interactions 41, no. 2 (2015).
Forthcoming. “Global Food Prices, Regime Type, and Protest in the Developing World,” with Stephan Haggard, Journal of Peace Research 52, no. 2 (2015).
"Trends and Triggers Redux: Climate Change, Rainfall and Interstate Conflict,” with Colleen Devlin, Political Geography 43 (November 2014).
"Climate Shocks and Political Violence," with Idean Salehyan, Global Environmental Change 28 (September 2014).
"State Capacity and Terrorism: A Two-Dimensional Approach," with Joseph K. Young, Security Studies 23, no 2 (May 2014).
"Knowing Your Audience: How the Structure of International Relations and Organizational Choices Affect Amnesty International's Advocacy," with Wendy H. Wong, Review of International Organizations (March 2014).
"Food Insecurity and Conflict Dynamics: Causal Linkages and Complex Feedbacks," with Henk-Jan Brinkman, Stability: International Journal of Security and Development (2013).
"When is the Pen Truly Mighty? Regime Type and the Efficacy of Naming and Shaming in Curbing Human Rights Abuses," with Wendy H. Wong, British Journal of Political Science (July 2013).
"Social Conflict in Africa: A New Database," with Idean Salehyan, Jesse Hamner, Christina Case, Christopher Linebarger, Emily Stull, and Jennifer Williams, International Interactions 38, no. 4 (2012).
"Climate Change, Rainfall, and Social Conflict in Africa," with Idean Salehyan, Journal of Peace Research 49, no. 1 (2012).
"Civil Conflict and World Fisheries, 1952-2004," with Sarah M. Glaser, Journal of Peace Research 48, no. 4 (2011).
- Winner, Nils Petter Gleditsch Journal of Peace Research Article of the Year
"Head for the Hills? Rough Terrain, State Capacity, and Civil War Onset," Civil Wars 13, no. 4 (2011).
"Civil War: Is it All About Disease and Xenophobia? A Comment on Letendre, Fincher & Thornhill," with Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, Biological Reviews 87, no. 1 (2011).
"Measuring State Capacity: Theoretical and Empirical Implications for the Study of Civil Conflict," Journal of Peace Research 47, no. 3 (2010).
"Trends and Triggers: Climate, Climate Change, and Civil Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa," with Sarah M. Glaser, Political Geography 26, no. 6 (2007).
"Trends and Triggers: Climate Change and Interstate Conflict," with Colleen M. Devlin and Brittany Franck, CCAPS Research Brief No. 21, Strauss Center for International Security and Law, UT Austin (2013).
"Climate Change, Global Food Markets, and Urban Unrest," CCAPS Research Brief No. 7, Strauss Center for International Security and Law, UT Austin (2013).
"Food Insecurity and Conflict Dynamics: Causal Linkages and Complex Feedbacks," with Henk-Jan Brinkman, Background paper for the FAO-WFP High Level Expert Forum on Food Insecurity in Protracted Crises (2012).
"Climate Shocks and Political Violence: Beyond Scarcity, Beyond Africa," with Idean Salehyan, CCAPS Research Brief No. 3, Strauss Center for International Security and Law, UT Austin (2012).
"A Population-Centric View of Social, Political, and Economic Indicators of a Fragile State," In National Security Challenges: Insights from Social, Neurobiological, and Complexity Sciences, SMA White Paper, Department of Defense (2012).
"Applying Hubbert Curves and Linearization to Rock Phosphate," Peterson Institute for International Economics Working Paper 11-18. (2011).
"Markets vs. Malthus: Food Security and Global Economy," Peterson Institute for International Economics Policy Brief 11-12. (2011).
"Food Insecurity and Violent Conflict: Causes, Consequences, and Addressing the Challenges," with Henk-Jan Brinkman, World Food Programme Occasional Papers No. 24 (2011).
"The Brewing Storm? Climate Change, Rainfall, and Social Conflict in Africa," with Idean Salehyan, CCAPS Policy Brief No. 2, Strauss Center for International Security and Law, UT Austin (2011).
"Science and the International Politics of Climate Change," with Idean Salehyan Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations 11, no. 2 (2010).
"Food Insecurity and Conflict: Applying the WDR Framework," with Henk-Jan Brinkman, Background paper for the World Bank's World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security and Development (2010).
"Zimbabwe," with Idean Salehyan, in Civil Wars of the World: Major Conflicts since World War II, Uk Heo and Karl DeRouen eds., (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC‐CLIO, 2007).