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Associate Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia

Cas Mudde is Associate Professor in the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) at the University of Georgia in the United States. He is the author of the award-winning book "Populist Radical Right Parties in Europe" (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and is currently writing (with Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser) "Populism: A Very Short Introduction" (Oxford University Press, 2016) and (with Sivan Hirsch-Hoefler) "The Israeli Settler Movement: Assessing and Explaining Social Movement Success" (Cambridge University Press). He is co-editor of the European Journal of Political Research.

He is often interviewed by international media on European politics and issues of extremism and democracy and regularly publishes opinion pieces for the Guardian, Huffington Post, Open Democracy, and Washington Post (The Monkey Cage). He is a member of the Scholars Strategy Network and can be followed on Twitter at @casmudde.


  • 2012–present
    Assistant/Associate Professor in International Affairs, University of Georgia
  • 2010–2012
    Professor of Political Science, DePauw University
  • 2002–2010
    Assistant/Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Antwerp
  • 1999–2002
    Lecturer in Comparative Politics, University of Edinburgh
  • 1998–1999
    Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics, Central European University


  • 1998 
    University of Leiden, PhD
  • 1993 
    University of Leiden, Master of Arts


  • 2014
    Youth and the Extreme Right, IDEBATE
  • 2014
    Political Extremism (4 Volumes), SAGE
  • 2012
    Populism in Europe and the Americas: Corrective or Threat for Democracy?, Cambridge University Press
  • 2007
    Populist Radical Right Parties in Europe, Cambridge University Press
  • 2005
    Racist Extremism in Central and Eastern Europe, London: Routledge
  • 2002
    Democratie in verval?, Boom
  • 2000
    The Ideology of the Extreme Right, Manchester University Press
  • 1998
    Extreem-rechts in Nederland, Sdu

Research Areas

  • Political Science (1606)


Stein Rokkan Prize, Friedrich Wilhem Bessel Award