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Krista E. Wiegand

Director, Conflict Processes Research Program

Faculty Fellow, Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy,

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

PhD, Political Science, Duke University

Curriculum Vitae & Personal website

Dr. Wiegand specializes in international conflict management, or conflict processes. Her expertise is in dispute resolution and territorial and maritime disputes, with research interests in war and militarized interstate disputes, bargaining strategies, foreign policy behaviors, domestic politics, and terrorism and political violence. She has spent almost two decades examining the conflict dynamics of territorial and maritime disputes in every region of the world, but particularly those in East Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East. Dr. Wiegand has written extensively about these disputes, specializing in the East China Sea dispute, the South China Sea dispute, the South Korea-Japan dispute, and disputes in the Persian Gulf. In addition to this research agenda, Dr. Wiegand has written extensively about Islamic terrorist and guerilla groups, particularly Hamas and Hezbollah. She lived and taught international relations in Lebanon and interviewed Hezbollah on a number of occasions. Currently Dr. Wiegand is working on research projects on identity claims, funded by a Minerva grant, with scholars at University of North Texas, University of Iowa, and University of Georgia, a project on event data on non-state violence in the Arab world, and multiple papers in progress.

Research Interests

Territorial and maritime disputes, conflict resolution/management, war and militarized interstate disputes, terrorism and political violence, and bargaining strategies

Selected Publications

Wiegand, Krista E. 2011. Enduring Territorial Disputes: Strategies of Bargaining, Coercive Diplomacy, and Settlement, Athens, GA: The University of Georgia Press, Studies in Security and International Affairs Series

Wiegand, Krista E. 2010. Bombs and Bullets: Governance by Islamic Terrorist and Guerrilla Groups, Burlington, VT: Ashgate

Wiegand, Krista E. 2015. “The Korean-Japanese Security Relationship and the Dokdo Islets Dispute,” The Pacific Review, vol. 28, no. 3, p. 347-366

Wiegand, Krista E. 2014. “Mediation in Territorial Disputes,” International Negotiation: A Journal of Theory and Practice, vol. 19, no. 2, p. 343-370

Powell, Emilia Justyna and Krista E. Wiegand. 2014. “Strategic Selection: Political and Legal Mechanisms of Territorial Dispute Resolution,” with Emilia Justyna Powell, Journal of Peace Research, vol. 51, no. 3, p. 361-374

Wiegand, Krista E. 2011. “Militarized Territorial Disputes: States’ Attempts to Transfer Reputation for Resolve,” Journal of Peace Research, vol. 48, no. 1, p. 101-113

Contact Information

Dr. Krista E. Wiegand
1640 Cumberland Ave
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-3340
Fax: 865-974-8777

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