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Kelly M.
Professor, Tufts University
Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School

Kelly M. Greenhill is a political scientist with faculty appointments at Tufts University and at MIT. At MIT Greenhill also serves as Director of the MIT-Seminar XXI Program. Greenhill holds an SM and PhD from MIT, a CSS from Havard, and a BA from US Berkeley. She has held fellowships at Stanford's Center for Security and Cooperation, at Harvard's Olin Institute for Strategic Studies and Belfer Center, at Columbia's Saltzman Institute, and at the University of Cambridge and SOAS/UCL.

Greenhill is author of Weapons of Mass Migration: Forced Displacement, Coercion, and Foreign Policy--winner of the 2011 International Studies Association Best Book of the Year Award; a second edition is forthcoming in Cornell University Press' Studies in Security Affairs series. She is also co-author and co-editor of Sex, Drugs, and Body Counts: The Politics of Numbers in Global Crime and Conflict (Cornell University Press); The Use of Force: Military Power and International Politics, 8th ed. (Rowman and Littlefield); and Coercion: The Power to Hurt in International Politics (Oxford University Press). Greenhill's research has also appeared in a variety of journals, including International SecuritySecurity StudiesInternational Studies Quarterly, Civil WarsEuropean Law Journal and International Migration, as well as in media outlets, such as the New York Times, the Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the BBC, and in briefs prepared for the U.S. Supreme Court and other organs of the US government. As a 2020-22 Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor, Greenhill is preparing for publication a new book on still poorly understood influence of rumors, conspiracy theories and other sources "extra-factual" information on domestic and international politics as well as co-creating the new Diplomacy of Forced Migration (DiFMiD) dataset.