Fall 2016 Contributors

Below you can find information on the contributors for the forthcoming Fall 2016 issue of the Newsletter. This issue will be available to members of APSA's Comparative Politics Section in Fall 2016 and to nonmembers in Spring 2017. Become a member today.

Symposium: Populism in a Comparative Perspective

Hans-Georg Betz

Hans-Georg Betz is an academic at the University of Zurich. His research focuses on populist parties in Europe. His research has been published in a variety of journals, including Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Political Science Quarterly, the Journal of Political Ideologies, Patterns of Prejudice, and the Socio-Economic Review. He has also published several edited volumes and books. Two books, Radical Right-Wing Populism in Western Europe and Postmodern Politics in Germany: The Politics of Resentment, were published with Palgrave Macmillan. More information can be found on his Google Scholar profile.

Bart Bonikowski

Bart Bonikowski is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Harvard University and Resident Faculty at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. Relying on surveys, textual data, and experimental methods, his research applies insights from cultural sociology to the study of politics in Europe and the United States, with a particular focus on populist claims-making in political discourse. He has published articles in journals such as the American Sociological Review, the Annual Review of Sociology, Social Forces, and Theory & Society. More information can be found at his website and on his Google Scholar profile.

Lenka Bustikova

Lenka Bustikova is an Assistant Professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on political extremism, voting behavior, ethnic relations, clientelism, and state capacity in Eastern Europe. Her research has been published in journals such as World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, and the Journal of Contemporary European Studies. More information can be found at her website and on her Google Scholar profile.

William Case

William Case is a Professor in the Department of Asian and International Studies at the City University of Hong Kong. His research interests include comparative democratization and authoritarian resilience, elite studies, and the politics of Southeast Asia. He has published articles in journals such as Asian Survey, the International Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, the International Political Science Review, and the Australian Journal of International Affairs. In addition, he has published two books and one edited volume. His first book, Mahathir’s Successors: Sharpening Dilemmas in Malaysian Politics, was published by the University of Maryland School of Law. His second book, Executive Accountability in Southeast Asia: The Role of Legislatures in New Democracies and Under Electoral Authoritarianism, was published with East-West Center. More information can be found at his website and on his Google Scholar profile.

Nic Cheeseman

Nic Cheeseman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations and the African Studies Center at Oxford University. He is the Joint Editor of African Affairs. His work focuses on sub-Saharan Africa and processes of democratization. More specifically, he looks at a range of questions such as whether populism is an effective strategy of political mobilization in Africa, how paying tax changes citizens’ attitudes towards democracy and corruption, and the conditions under which ruling parties lose power. In addition to publishing in many of the discipline’s leading journals, he has also published three edited volumes and one book. His book, Democracy in Africa, was published with Cambridge University Press. His second book, How to Rig an Election, is currently under contract with Yale. More information can be found at his website and on his Google Scholar profile.

Yaoyao Dai

Yaoyao Dai is a graduate student in the Department of Political Science at Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests include information manipulation (censorship and propaganda) and anti-corruption campaigns in authoritarian regimes. Methodologically, she is interested in experiments and quantitative text analysis. Her research has been published in the Journal of Chinese Academy of Governance. More information can be found at her website.

Noam Gidron

Noam Gidron is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard University. His research focuses on political sociology and electoral politics. It draws on multiple methods, including survey analysis, experiments, text analysis, and elite interviews. His research has been published in the Journal of Politics and Social Forces. More information can be found at his website and on his Google Scholar profile.

Vedi R. Hadiz

Vedi R. Hadiz is a Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Melbourne. His research interests focus on political sociology and political economy issues in Indonesia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. He has published articles in journals such as Development and Change, Democratization, the Journal of Development Studies, and Critical Asian Studies. He has also published four books and five edited volumes. His first book, Workers and the State in New Order Indonesia, was published with Routledge. His second book with Richard Robison, Reorganising Power in Indonesia: The Politics of Oligarchy in an Age of Markets, was also published with Routledge. His third book, Localising Power in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia: A Southeast Asia Perspective, was published with Stanford University Press. And his fourth book, Islamic Populism in Indonesia and the Middle East, was recently published with Cambridge University Press. More information can be found at his website and on his Google Scholar profile.

Elisabeth Ivarsflaten

Elisabeth Ivarsflaten is a Professor in the Department of Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen in Norway. She is also the principal investigator of the Digital Social Science Core Facility (DIGSSCORE) and the Norwegian Citizen Panel. She specializes in public opinion and political parties, with a particular emphasis on radical extreme right parties and social movements. Her research has appeared in numerous journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, and the European Journal of Political Research. More information can be found at her website and on her Google Scholar profile.

Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser

Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser is an associate professor at the School of Political Science of the Diego Portales University (Chile). His research focuses on contemporary populist forces in Europe, Latin America, and the US. His research has been published in journals such as Comparative European Politics, Democratization, South European Society & Politics, Latin American Politics and Society, and Political Studies. In addition, he has also published two book and two edited volumes. His first book, Kampf der Eliten: Das Ringen um gesellschaftliche Führung in Lateinamerika, 1810-1982, was published with Campus. His second book, with Cas Mudde, Populism. A Very Short Introduction, was published with Oxford University Press. More information can be found at his website.

Stijn van Kessel

Stijn van Kessel is a Lecturer in the Department of Politics, History, and International Relations at the University of Loughborough in the United Kingdom. His research focuses on the concept of populism and the electoral performance of populist parties in Europe. He has published in journals such as the Journal of Political Ideologies, Government and Opposition, the Journal of Contemporary European Research, and Acta Politica. He has also published a book, Populist Parties in Europe: Agents of Discontent? with Palgrave Macmillan. More information can be found at his website and on his Google Scholar profile.

Benjamin Moffitt

Benjamin Moffitt is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Political Science at Stockholm University. His research is located at the intersection of comparative politics, contemporary political theory, and political communications, and it focuses on contemporary populism across the globe. His work has appeared in journals such as Political Studies, Government and Opposition, and Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, as well as a number of edited collections. He has also published a book, The Global Rise of Populism: Performance, Political Style and Representation, with Stanford University Press. More information can be found at his website.

Jan-Werner Mueller

Jan-Werner Mueller is a Professor of Politics at Princeton University. He also directs the Project in the History of Political Thought at the University Center for Human Values. His research interests include the history of modern political thought, liberalism and its critics, constitutionalism, religion and politics, and the normative dimensions of European integration. He has published numerous articles in journals such as the New Left Review, the Journal of Political Ideologies, Contemporary Political Theory, Constellations, and the Annual Review of Political Science. He has also published seven books and two edited volumes. More information can be found at his website.

Danielle Resnick

Danielle Resnick is a Senior Research Fellow in the International Food Policy Research Institute's Development Strategies and Governance Division (DSGD). She currently co-leads IFPRI's strategic research on Strengthening Institutions and Governance (SIG) and is IFPRI's theme leader for Governance. She has published articles in journals such as the Journal of International Development, Comparative Political Studies, Journal of African Elections, African Affairs, and Party Politics. In addition, she has published one book and two edited volumes. Her book, Urban Poverty and Party Populism in African Democracies, was published with Cambridge University Press. More information can be found at her website and on her Google scholar profile.

Kenneth Roberts

Kenneth Roberts is a Professor in the Department of Government at Cornell University. He has served as the Robert S. Harrison Director of the Institute for the Social Sciences and the Senior Associate Dean for the Social Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell. His research explores the intersection between political parties, populism, and labor and social movements in the Andean region and the Southern Cone of Latin America. In addition to publishing in many of the discipline's leading journals, he has also published three edited volumes and two books. His first book, Deepening Democracy? The Modern Left and Social Movements in Chile and Peru, was published by Stanford University Press. His second book, Changing Course in Latin America: Party Systems in the Neoliberal Era, was published by Cambridge University Press. More information can be found at his website and on his Google scholar profile.

Zijie Shao

Zijie Shao is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Government at Peking University. She is also a visiting researcher in the Center for the Study of Asia at Boston University. Relying on surveys and textual data, her research focuses on authoritarian regimes, the media, and propaganda. She has published articles in journals such as the Journal of Chinese Academy of Governance, the Journal of Tsinghua University (Philosophy and Social Sciences), Zhejiang Social Sciences, and the Journal of Northeastern University (Social Science).

Narendra Subramanian

Narendra Subramanian is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at McGill University. His research examines the politics of nationalism, ethnicity, religion, gender, and race, with a particular focus on India. He has published articles in journals such as the Journal of Asian Studies, the Canadian Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics. He has also published two books. His first book, Ethnicity and Populist Mobilization: Political Parties, Citizens, and Democracy in South India, was published with Oxford University Press. His second book, Nation and Family: Personal Law, Cultural Pluralism, and Gendered Citizenship in India, was published with Stanford University Press. More information can be found at his website.

Carlos de la Torre

Carlos de la Torre is a Professor of Sociology and Director of International Studies at the University of Kentucky. His research interests include the political sociology of Latin America, with an emphasis on populism and democracy, as well as racism and citizenship. In addition to publishing in numerous journals such as Constellations, the Journal of Democracy, the Journal of Latin American Studies, and Social Forces, he has also published five edited volumes and five books, including Populist Seduction in Latin America, with Ohio State University Press. More information can be found at his website.

Special Topic: Populism in the U.S.

Katherine Cramer

Katherine Cramer is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and Director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Her research focuses on the way people in the United States make sense of politics and their place in it. She is known for her innovative approach to the study of public opinion, in which she invites herself into conversations of groups of people to listen to the way they understand public affairs. In addition to publishing articles in journals such as the American Political Science Review, the British Journal of Political Science, Political Research Quarterly, and Political Communication, she has also published three books with the University of Chicago Press: The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker, Talking about Race: Community Dialogues and the Politics of Difference, and Talking about Politics: Informal Groups and Social Identity in American Life. More information can be found at her website.

Kirk Hawkins

Kirk Hawkins is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Brigham Young University and the coordinator of Team Populism, an international network studying the causes of populism. His research focuses on party systems and populism in Latin America. In addition to publishing in journals such as the Annual Review of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, the Journal of Theoretical Politics, and Latin American Politics and Society, he has also published two books, Latin American Party Systems (with Herbert Kitschelt, Juan Luna, Guillermo Rosas, Elizabeth Zechmeister) and Venezuela’s Chavismo and Populism in Comparative Perspective, with Cambridge University Press. More information can be found at his website.

Joseph Lowndes

Joseph Lowndes is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Oregon. His research focuses on American political development, racial politics, conservatism, political culture, and discourse. His research has been published in journals such as Polity, International Labor and Working-Class History, Radical Society, and the International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society. In addition to an edited volume, he has also published a book, From the New Deal to the New Right: Race and the Southern Origins of Modern Conservatism, with Yale University Press. More information can be found at his website.

Christopher Parker

Christopher Parker is an Associate professor, and Stuart A. Scheingold Professor of Social Justice and Political Science in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington. His research takes a behavioral approach to historical events. His work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Politics, the Annual Review of Sociology, International Security, Political Research Quarterly, and the Dubois Review. In addition, he has published two books. Both books, Fighting for Democracy: Black Veterans and the Struggle Against White Supremacy in the Postwar South and Change They Can’t Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in Contemporary America, were published with Princeton University Press. More information can be found at his website.

David Smith

David Smith is the Academic Director of the United States Studies Centre and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. His research focuses on religion in the United States, U.S. elections and presidential politics, U.S. domestic politics and foreign policy, and U.S. political history. He has published articles in journals such as the Australian Journal of Political Science, Electoral Studies, the Review of International Organizations, PS: Political Science and Politics, and Public Opinion Quarterly. In addition, he has published one book, Religious Persecution and Political Order in the United States, with Cambridge University Press. More information can be found at his website.

Special Topic: Brexit

Catherine de Vries

Catherine de Vries is a Professor of European Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford and Director of the Oxford Q-Step Centre. She is also co-editor of the online journal Research & Politics. Her research focuses on important societal and political problems facing contemporary Europe, including the rise of Euroscepticism, the success of extremist parties, and the electoral ramifications of the Euro crisis. She has published numerous articles in journals such as the Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, the Annual Review of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science, and Electoral Studies. She also has a book, Ambivalent Europeans? Public Opinion and the Future of European Integration, forthcoming at Oxford University Press. More information can be found at her website and on her Google scholar profile.

Matthew Goodwin

Matthew Goodwin in a Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent. His research focuses on Britain and Europe, radicalism, immigration, and Euroscepticism. In addition to publishing in journals such as the European Journal of Political Research, Political Studies, Parliamentary Affairs, and the European Political Science Review, he has also published three books. His first two books, New British Fascism: Rise of the British National Party and Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain (with Robert Ford) were published with Routledge. His third book, UKIP: Inside the Campaign to Redraw British Politics (with Caitlin Milazzo), was published with Oxford University Press. More information can be found at his webpage and on his Google scholar profile.

Oliver Heath

Oliver Heath is a Reader in Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the Royal Holloway, University of London. His research focuses on political participation, public opinion, and electoral behavior in Britain, as well as political stability and electoral change in second wave democracies. In addition to publishing in journals such as the British Journal of Political Science, the European Journal of Political Research, Politics and Gender, and Electoral Studies, he has also published a book, Political Research: Methods and Practical Skills, at Oxford University Press (with Sandra Halperin). More information can be found at his webpage and on his Google scholar profile.

Anand Menon

Anand Menon is a Professor in the Department of European and International Studies at King’s College London and head of The UK in a Changing Europe project. His research focuses on international organizations, EU institutions, EU foreign and security policies, theories of European integration, and British and French politics. He is also a Specialist Adviser to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons and co-editor of the journal West European Politics. In addition to publishing several edited volumes, he has also published numerous articles in journals such as the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Foreign Affairs, the Journal of European Public Policy, the Journal of Common Market Studies, and West European Politics. More information can be found at his website and on his Google scholar profile.

Stephanie Rickard

Stephanie Rickard is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics. Her research focuses on international trade. She has published numerous articles in journals such as the British Journal of Political Science, International Organization, the Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, and Comparative Political Studies. More information can be found at her webpage.