Michael Kenney

  • Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Michael Kenney is associate professor and program director of international affairs at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. His teaching and research areas include terrorism and counter-terrorism, Islamist militancy, social network analysis, drug control policy, international relations, organization theory, and qualitative research methods.

Kenney is the author of The Islamic State in Britain: Radicalization and Resilience in an Activist Network and From Pablo to Osama: Trafficking and Terrorist Networks, Government Bureaucracies, and Competitive Adaptation.  He is also the coeditor of Organizational Learning in the Global Context.  He has published numerous scholarly articles on terrorism, Islamist militancy, and transnational organized crime in journals such as Survival: Global Politics and StrategyOrbisTerrorism and Political ViolenceGlobal CrimeStudies in Conflict and Terrorism, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution. Kenney also serves on the editorial board of Terrorism and Political Violence, which advances scholarship on a broad range of issues associated with terrorism and political violence. Kenney has conducted field research in Brazil, Colombia, Israel, Morocco, Spain, and the United Kingdom, and has held research fellowships at Stanford University and the University of Southern California. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, and the National Institute of Justice, among other institutions.