Academic Program at Centre College
Christopher Faulkner joined the Centre College faculty in 2019 as visiting assistant professor of international studies.
Faulkner’s research examines the determinants and dynamics of rebel groups’ recruitment of child soldiers as well as the consequences for states that employ children in their national military or paramilitary units. In his research, he utilizes a mixed-methods approach including case-studies, semi-structured interviews, and statistical modeling.
In addition to his research on child soldiering and civilian victimization in conflict, his interests include private military/security companies and civil war, terrorism and counterterrorism effectiveness, and civil-military relations/democratization. To date, his research has been published or is forthcoming in outlets such as African Security, Africa Spectrum, Civil Wars, Democratization, Small Wars & Insurgencies, and Third World Quarterly.
He earned a B.A. in public and international affairs and an M.A. in public administration from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington, and a Ph.D. in security studies from the University of Central Florida.