Kristian Gleditsch is the Regius Professor of Political Science in the Department of Government at the University of Essex and Director of the Michael Nicholson Centre for Conflict and Cooperation. He is also a Research Associate at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO).
His research interests include conflict and cooperation, democratisation, and spatial dimensions of social and political processes. He is the author of ‘All International Politics is Local: The Diffusion of Conflict, Integration, and Democratization’ (University of Michigan Press, 2002), ‘Spatial Regression Models’ (Sage, second edition 2018, with Michael D. Ward), ‘Inequality, Grievances, and Civil War’ (Cambridge University Press, 2013, with Lars-Erik Cederman and Halvard Buhaug), and numerous articles in a wide range of journals.
He has held grants and external funding from the British Academy, the Economic and Social Research council, the European Research Council, the European Science Foundation, the Research Council of Norway, and the US National Science Foundation.
His personal webpage is http://www.ksgleditsch.com