Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham is 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 is a Research Professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo.  Her work has been published by Oxford University Press, American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, Journal of Politics, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Research, International Studies Quarterly, International Organization, Research & Politics and Perspectives on Politics. ​She received the ISA's 2017 ISSS Emerging Scholar Award

Areas of Interest

  • Self-determination, civil war, non-violence


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    University of California, San Diego
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
GVPT808C Selected Topics in Functional Problems in International Relations; Prospectus Seminar in International Relations & Comparative Politics Spring 2022 Syllabus
GVPT409M Seminar in International Relations and World Politics; Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict Fall 2019 Syllabus
GVPT409N Nonviolent Resistance in the International System Fall 2019 Syllabus
Chincoteague 3117D
Department of Government and Politics
kgcunnin [at] umd.edu
Office Hours
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