R. Joseph Huddleston, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
School of Diplomacy and International Relations

R. Joseph Huddleston is an Assistant Professor in the School of Diplomacy and International Relations. He specializes in diplomacy by rebel groups, dynamics in intrastate conflict, and research design. His current work focuses on diplomatic activities of secessionist, separatist, and self-determination movements, as well as how international actors help or hinder separatist groups apart from diplomatic recognition. He also studies how civilian populations respond to violence and economic disruption in civil war. He has published in Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Studies Review, and other peer-reviewed outlets, as well as The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, and Foreign Affairs. He has written government policy reports and has been a guest contributor to numerous news, radio, and podcast outlets. He is the research design adviser for and Senior Fellow at the School’s Center for Peace and Conflict Studies.

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