I received my B.A. from Kalamazoo College and my Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. I teach courses on international relations and comparative politics. I am director of the Project of Environment, Food and Conflict (ENFOCO) at the Institute for Theory and Practice of International Relations and Co-Director of the GIS Center at Lake Victoria, Uganda, and the Social Conflict in Africa Database (www.scaddata.org), a data project cataloging social conflict in Africa. Prior to arriving in Denver, I was Assistant Professor of Political Science at theCollege of William & Mary and the University of North Texas.
Cullen Hendrix was a researcher at the Institute 2011-2012. He received his B.A. from Kalamazoo College and his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. His research interests include the economic and security implications of climate change, food security, and political violence. Along with Idean Salehyan, Cullen maintained the Social Conflict in Africa Database, a Department of Defense-funded data project on social conflict in Africa. He has consulted for the World Food Programme and the Human Security Report Project and has research affiliations with the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the UT Austin.