Dr. Kirk Hawkins is an associate professor of Political Science at Brigham Young University, where he teaches Latin American politics. He studies populism and political organization and is the author or co-author of several books, including Venezuela’s Chavismo and Populism in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge UP, 2010), Latin American Party Systems (Cambridge UP, 2010), The Ideational Approach to Populism: Concept, Theory, and Analysis (Routledge 2019), and Contemporary US Populism in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge UP, 2019). He has also published articles in Journal of Politics, Comparative Politics Studies, Latin American Research Review, Latin American Politics and Society, and Third World Quarterly, and he was a key contributor to The New Populism, a recent series in The Guardian. He directs Team Populism, a cross-regional network dedicated to the study of populism’s causes and consequences. Team Populism has several ongoing projects, which you can learn about at www.teampopulism.com.
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