Kate Tennis

Katherine Hannah Tennis

Teaching Assistant Professor; Director, Honors Program

Professional Biography

Kate is an Assistant Teaching Professor at the Korbel School of International Studies. Her research interests include border security, migration and mobility, and transnational security cooperation. She teaches courses at DU on topics surrounding development and human security.


  • Ph.D., International Relations, American University, 2017
  • MA, International Relations and Diplomacy, Leiden University, 2010
  • BA, International Development Studies, McGill University, 2007

Featured Publications

Tennis, K. H., & Robinson, R. S. (2019). Where Do Population Policies Come From? Copying in African Fertility and Refugee Policies. Population Research and Policy Review.
Tennis, K. H., Norman, K. P., & Kent, J. (2019). Changing Motivations or Capabilities? Migration Deterrence in the Global Context. International Studies Review.


  • 2019 Faculty Career Champion, University of Denver, Career & Professional Development