Krista E. Wiegand is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Georgia Southern University. She will be an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville starting in summer 2014. She studied International Studies for her BA degree (1993) and received an MA in International Affairs (1997), both from the School of International Service at American University. She then received an MA (2001) and Ph.D. (2004) in Political Science from Duke University. She has travelled extensively to every continent with the exception of Antarctica, and lived in several different countries in Europe and the Middle East. Dr. Wiegand regularly teaches study abroad trips to university students, most recently in South Africa, Singapore, Indonesia, Kosovo, and Egypt.
Dr. Wiegand specializes in international relations, international conflict, conflict resolution, ethnic politics, developing countries, territorial disputes, and terrorism. Her regional specializations are East Asia and the Middle East. She has published two books: Bombs and Ballots: Governance by Islamic Terrorist and Guerrilla Groups and Enduring Territorial Disputes: Strategies of Bargaining, Coercive Diplomacy, and Settlement and several journal articles.