Krista Wiegand


Krista WiegandDirector, Global Security Program
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
PhD, Political Science, Duke University

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Dr. Krista Wiegand is the is Director of the Global Security program at the Center. She oversees programing, workshops, speakers, and research projects with faculty fellows, a post-doctoral fellow, graduate student research fellows, and undergraduate student research assistants. Dr. Wiegand also serves as the co-Editor-in-Chief with Dr. Brandon Prins of International Studies Quarterly, the flagship journal of the International Studies Association. She joined the UTK faculty in 2014 after nine years on the faculty at Georgia Southern University, and she received her PhD in Political Science from Duke University in 2004.

Dr. Wiegand’s research covers territorial and maritime disputes, conflict resolution/management, war and militarized interstate disputes, terrorism and political violence, bargaining strategies, international mediation, arbitration, and adjudication of interstate and civil conflicts, and foreign policy strategies of states in East Asia and the Middle East.

She has published two books: Bombs and Bullets: Governance by Islamic Terrorist and Guerrilla Groups (Routledge, 2010) and Enduring Territorial Disputes: Strategies of Bargaining, Coercive Diplomacy, and Settlement (University of Georgia Press, 2011), and is co-editor of the book Islands of Contention: The China-Japan Border Dispute in a Multidisciplinary Perspective (Routledge, 2015). She is currently working on a book manuscript co-authored with Dr. Emilia Justyna Powell, Notre Dame University, about the peaceful resolution methods used to resolve territorial and maritime disputes.