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Ryan Griffiths

Contact Information:


331 Eggers Hall

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.

Areas of Expertise

International relations, comparative politics