Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham

Associate Professor

Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham is Associate Professor at the Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland. Her primary research interests include self-determination, secession, civil war, leadership in rebellion, and non-violent resistance. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in 2007 and has been a Fulbright Scholar and a Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo.  Her work has been published by Oxford University Press, American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Research, International Studies Quarterly, International Organization and Perspective on Politics, and supported by the Research Council of Norway, the National Science Foundation, and the Canadian Social Science Research Council. She was recently awarded the ISA's 2017 ISSS Emerging Scholar Award.

Areas of Interest:
  • Self-determination, civil war, non-violence
  • PhD University of California, San Diego
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
GVPT409M Seminar in International Relations and World Politics; Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict Spring 2017 Syllabus
GVPT808C Selected Topics in Functional Problems in International Relations; Prospectus Seminar in International Relations & Comparative Politics Spring 2013 Syllabus
Chincoteague 3117D
Department of Government and Politics
Phone: (301) 405-0973
Email: kgcunnin@umd.edu
Office Hours:
By appt.