Dr. Reyko Huang is an assistant professor in the International Affairs Department at the Bush School. Her research focuses on civil wars, state-building, democratization, foreign interventions, and religion and violence. Her book, The Wartime Origins of Democratization: Civil War, Rebel Governance, and Political Regimes (Cambridge University Press, 2016), explores the social and institutional impacts of violent rebellion and their effects on postwar political regimes. Other projects examine rebel diplomacy, the tactical use of religion in violent conflict, and elite social networks between rebel organizations. Her research uses a range of methods including statistical analysis and qualitative work based on archival and field research. Her work has been supported by fellowships from the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, where she was a Zukerman Fellow, and the United States Institute of Peace. She teaches courses on civil wars, statebuilding, and transnational security.
Huang holds a PhD in political science from Columbia University, an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and a BA in government and economics from Cornell University.