Kelly M. Greenhill
International Relations, Security Studies
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004
Kelly M. Greenhill's research focuses on foreign policy, the use
of military force and what are frequently called "new security
challenges," including civil wars; the use of forced migration as a
weapon; intervention and (counter-) insurgency; and international
crime as a challenge to domestic governance. She also holds an S.M.
from M.I.T., a C.S.S. from Harvard University, and a B.A. (with
distinction and highest honors) in Political Economy and in
Scandinavian Studies from the University of California at Berkeley.
Outside of the Department, Greenhill currently serves as Research
Fellow and Chair of the Conflict, Security and Public Policy Working
Group at Harvard Kennedy School of Government's Belfer Center and as
Associate Editor of the journal International Security.
Before coming to Tufts, Greenhill held pre- or post-doctoral
fellowships at Harvard University's Olin Institute for Strategic
Studies and Belfer Center, at Stanford University's Center for
International Security and Cooperation, and at Columbia University's
Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies.
Professor Greenhill is author of
Weapons of Mass Migration: Forced Displacement, Coercion and
Foreign Policy (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs), which
was recipient of the 2011 International Studies Association's Best
Book of the Year Award; and co-author and co-editor (with P.
Sex, Drugs and Body Counts: The Politics of Numbers in Global
Crime and Conflict (Cornell University Press) and (with R.
Art) of the eighth edition of The Use of Force: Military Power
and International Politics (R&L). Greenhill's research has also
appeared in a variety of other venues, including in the journals
International Security, Security Studies, Civil Wars, and
International Migration, in media outlets such as the New
York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the
International Herald Tribune, Foreign Affairs and the
British Broadcasting Company, and in briefs prepared for the
U.S. Supreme Court and other organs of the U.S. government. She is
currently completing a new book, a cross-national study that
explores why, when, and under what conditions, "extra-factual"
sources of political information (EFI)—such as rumors, conspiracy
theories, myths and propaganda—materially influence the development
and conduct of states— foreign and defense policies.
Greenhill's research has been supported by the Social Science
Research Council, the MacArthur Foundation, the Mellon Foundation,
the Eisenhower Foundation and the Neubauer Foundation. Outside of
academia, Greenhill has served as a consultant to the Ford
Foundation and to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
(UNHCR), as a defense program analyst for the U.S. Department of
Defense, and as an economic policy intern in the Office of Senator
John F. Kerry. She sits on the editorial boards of Sage Publications
as well as the journals Security Studies and the Journal of Global
Security Studies. She previously served as Associate Editor of