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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. & Devlin, C. (2014). Trends and triggers redux: Climate change, rainfall and interstate conflict. Political Geography 43.

Hendrix, C. & Salehyan, I. (2014). Climate shocks and political violence. Global Environmental Change 28.

Hendrix, C. & Young, J. (2014). State Capacity and Terrorism: A Two-Dimensional Approach. Security Studies 23(2).

Hendrix, C. & Wong, W. (2014). Knowing your audience: How the structure of international relations and organizational choices affect Amnesty International's advocacy. Review of International Organizations. 

Hendrix, C. & Brinkman, H. (2013). Food insecurity and conflict dynamics: Causal linkages and complex feedbacks. Stability: International Journal of Security and Development.

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).