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Ryan Griffiths

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331 Eggers Hall

Ryan Griffiths

Associate Professor, Political Science Department

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., Columbia University, 2010 


Ryan Griffiths focuses on the dynamics of secession and the study of sovereignty, state systems, and international orders. He teaches a variety of courses from revolution to international order. His most recent book is titled "Secession and the Sovereignty Game: Strategy and Tactics for Aspiring Nations" (Cornell University Press, 2021). Previously, he taught at both the University of Sydney in Australia and at John Hopkins University. He also served as a visiting assistant professor at the Barcelona Institute for International Studies and as a visiting fellow at Yale University’s Macmillan Center. He earned a Ph.D. in international relations and comparative politics at Columbia University in 2010.


International relations, comparative politics