Senior Research Associate
Curtis Bell is a Senior Research Associate with the OEF Research program at the One Earth Future (OEF) Foundation. Before coming to OEF, he was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Tennessee, where he specialized in armed conflict and political development. Curtis is especially interested in political stability and the strategies that the leaders of fragile countries implement to stay in power. His academic publications, which examine topics ranging from coup to environmental conflict, include articles in The Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Studies Quarterly, and Foreign Policy Analysis. Curtis is a fourth-generation Coloradan and earned his Ph.D. in political science at the University of Colorado at Boulder.