Duncan McDonnell is Professor of Politics in the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University. He was previously a Jean Monnet Fellow and then a Marie Curie Fellow at the European University Institute. His main research interests are political parties, populism and Euroscepticism. He is a member of research teams that currently hold over 1 million AUD in funding from the Swedish Research Council and the Australian Research Council for long-term projects on radical right populist youth wings in Europe, on the relationships between populist and mainstream parties, and on Indigenous involvement in Australian political parties. McDonnell has written extensively on right-wing populism. He is the co-editor (with Daniele Albertazzi) of Twenty-First Century Populism (2008), the co-author (with Albertazzi) of Populists in Power (2015) and the co-editor (with Nadia Marzouki and Olivier Roy) of Saving the People: How Populists Hijack Religion (2016). In the past three years, he has published research on populism and the radical right in leading journals, including European Journal of Political Research, Journal of European Public Policy, and Political Studies.  Twitter: @duncanmcdonnell

Research expertise

  • European politics
  • Political parties
  • Populism
  • Euroscepticism and right wing politics

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