Duncan McDonnell is Professor in the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University. Before joining Griffith, he was a Marie Curie Fellow (2012-2014) and a Jean Monnet Fellow (2011-2012) at the European University Institute in Florence. He has worked as a lecturer and researcher at the University of Turin and has also been a Swiss National Science Foundation Fellow at the University of Lausanne.
His main current research interests are political parties, populism and Euroscepticism. In November 2016, he received two Australian Research Council Discovery Project Awards for studies on radical right populist parties in Europe (with Annika Werner) and on Indigenous members of Australian political parties (with Michelle Evans). In the same month, he was part of a team with Ann-Cathrine Jungar (Södertörn, Sweden), Cas Mudde (Georgia, USA) and Anders Jupskas (Oslo, Norway) that received a Swedish Research Council Award for a project on right-wing populist youth wings in ten European countries.
His most recent book publication is the 2016 volume with Olivier Roy and Nadia Marzouki "Saving the People: How Populists Hijack Religion", published by Hurst in the UK and Oxford University Press in the USA. He is also the co-author (with Daniele Albertazzi) of "Populists in Power" (Routledge, 2015) and the co-editor of "Twenty-First Century Populism" (Palgrave, 2008).
He has published articles in journals such as the European Journal of Political Research, Journal of European Public Policy, Political Studies, Party Politics, West European Politics, Australian Journal of Political Science, and South European Society & Politics. He tweets at @duncanmcdonnell.