Christina Cliff

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Security Studies

Christina Cliff's Bio Photo


B.A. Social Sciences, Washington State University
Graduate Certificate, Intelligence Analysis, American Military University
M.A. Political Science, American Military University
M.A. National Security Studies, American Military University
Ph.D. Political Science, University of Idaho

Phone: (603) 899-4208

Courses Taught
  • Politics & Pop Culture
  • Political Violence
  • US Government
  • Contemporary World Affairs
  • Comparative Politics
  • American Presidency
  • US Foreign Policy
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Global Security and Diplomacy
  • Constitutional Law
Research Interests & Expertise Areas
  • Terrorism
  • Genocide
  • Radicalization/Extremism
  • US Foreign Policy
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction

Publications and Presentations

Cliff, Christina. "The Coming Genocide? Burundi's Past, Present, and Potentially Deadly Future." Studies in Conflict & Terrorism (just-accepted) (2017): 00-00.

Time Magazine Online (October 2016) , North Korea's Nuclear Tantrum,

Paper Presentation: “The Coming Genocide? Burundi’s Past, Present, and Potentially Deadly Future.” Cliff, Christina, International Studies Association Northeast annual conference, Baltimore, MD, 2016.
Paper Presentation : “The Impact of Learning about Terrorism on Students’ Political Attitudes.”  Cliff, Christina and Brown, Jennie. Midwest Political Science Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL, 2016.
Boston Herald Contributor, 2016-2017

Professional Memberships

  • Midwest Political Science Association
  • International Studies Association

Conferences Attended

  • Midwest Political Science Association annual meeting
  • International Studies Association-Northeast annual meeting


  • Rindge Faculty Council, Incoming President (Fall 2017), Humanities Representative
  • Institutional Review Board Member
  • New England Center for Civic Life
  • Administrative Hearing Board
  • Safe Spaces
  • President’s Advisory Committee on Student Disability and Accessibility Services
  • Chapter Advisor, Political Science Honor Society, Omega Zeta