Curriculum Vitae

Download my complete C.V. pdf


Ph.D., Political Science (May 2006)
Duke University

M.A., Political Science (December 2002)
Duke University

  • Fields: Comparative Politics, Political Methodology
  • Theme Field: Race and Ethnicity

B.A., Government and Economics (May 1998)
Centre College

  • Honors: Magna cum laude, Valedictorian, Phi Beta Kappa

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor May 2015–Present
Department of Political Science, The Maxwell School of Syracuse University

Assistant Professor Fall 2008–May 2015
Department of Political Science, The Maxwell School of Syracuse University

Lecturer & Postdoctoral Fellow Fall 2006–Spring 2008
Committee on International Relations, University of Chicago

Recent Publications

→ See my research page for a complete list of publications.

Selected Invited Talks

  • “European Populism and Political Disaffection” lecture at Centre College, Danville, KY (October 2018)
  • Workshop on secession movements at the National Intelligence Council, Washington, D.C. (February 2018)
  • Workshop on Expert Surveys at the Bertelsmann Group, Berlin Germany (October 2017)
  • Workshop on “Rejected Europe, Beloved Europe, Cleavage Europe?” European University Institute, Florence Italy (May 2017)
  • Workshop on “A Diversity of (European) Identities: From the Subnational to the Supranational” University of Pittsburgh, PA (March 2017)
  • “Brexit, Populism, and the Future of Europe” Lecture at the Syracuse Century Club (February 2017)
  • “The European Union and the Rise of Regionalist Parties.’‘ Center for European Research at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden (January 2016)
  • “The European Union and the Rise of Regionalist Parties.” PARCC Conversations, Maxwell School of Syracuse University (October 2015).
  • “Xenophobia and Islamophobia in Modern Europe.” The Finch Lecture, sponsored by the Department of Political Science, Miami University, Oxford Ohio (March 2015).
  • Roundtable on “Examining the Rise of Europe’s Radical Right.” Cornell Institute for European Studies, Cornell University (February 2015).
  • “Euroskeptic Parties and the EU.” Institute for European Studies, University of Indiana, Bloomington (November 2014). archived video Part 1 archived video Part 2 archived video Part 3
  • Roundtable on Turkey and the European Union. Moynihan European Research Centers, Syracuse University (November 2014).
  • “Xenophobia in the EU: Public Attitudes Toward Immigration.” Center for European Studies Friday Lecture Series, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (September 2013). archived video
  • Workshop on the Politics of Change, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (June 2008).
  • National Public Radio. The Bryant Park Project (7 November 2007). archived audio
  • Program on International Politics, Economics, and Security (PIPES), University of Chicago (March 2007).
  • Comparative Politics Workshop, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago (October 2006).
  • Workshop on Parties, Identities, and Multi-level Governance, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (April 2006).