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Dr. Constantine Boussalis

Assistant Professor (Political Science)

Constantine holds a Ph.D. in Political Science (World and Comparative Politics) and a M.A. in International Studies from Claremont Graduate University as well as a B.A. in Political Science from California State University, Los Angeles. His research interests include environmental politics, political communication, political behavior, and computational social science. Before joining the Department of Political Science at Trinity College Dublin in 2014, Constantine served as Empirical Research Fellow at Harvard Law School from 2011.
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Management Committee Substitute (Ireland). ISCH COST Action IS1309 -- Innovations in Climate Governance: Sources, Patterns and Effects (INOGOV)
Advisory board. "Pathways to Power: The Political Representation of Citizens of Immigrant Origin in Seven European Democracies."
Reviewed manuscripts for:Journal of Politics; World Development; Environmental Sociology; Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties
Methodological reviewer for: Harvard Business Law Review, Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review,Environmental Law Review, Human Rights Journal, Harvard International Law Journal, Journal ofLaw & Gender, Journal of Law and Public Policy, Journal of Law and Technology, Journal on Legislation,Latino Law Review, Harvard Law & Policy Review, Negotiation Law Review, Unbound: Harvard Journalof the Legal Left, Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law, National Security Journal
Consultant, Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Basic Basic Basic
Greek Fluent Fluent Fluent
Spanish Basic Basic Basic
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American Political Science Association
European Political Science Association
International Studies Association
Political Studies Association of Ireland
Alvarez Linda, Boussalis Constantine, Merolla Jennifer L, Peiffer Caryn A, Love Thy Neighbour: Social Identity and Public Support for Humanitarian Aid , Development Policy Review , 2017, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Boussalis Constantine, Feldman Yuval, Smith Henry E, Experimental analysis of the effect of standards on compliance and performance , Regulation & Governance , 2017, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Boussalis Constantine, Coan Travis G, Elite Polarization and Correcting Misinformation in the "Post-Truth Era" , Journal of Applied Research in Memory & Cognition , 2017, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Constantine Boussalis and Travis G. Coan, Text-mining the signals of climate change doubt, Global Environmental Change, 36, 2016, p89 - 100, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Boussalis Constantine, Coan Travis G, Poberezhskaya Marianna, Measuring and modeling Russian newspaper coverage of climate change , Global Environmental Change , 41 , 2016, p99 - 110 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Determining aid allocation decision-making: towards a comparative sectored approach in, Handbook on the Economics of Foreign Aid, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015, [Peiffer Caryn, Boussalis Constantine], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Identity and Public Support for North American Integration in, The Legitimacy of Regional Integration in Europe and the Americas, Springer, 2015, pp98-116 , [Boussalis, Constantine; Merolla, Jennifer; Peiffer, Caryn ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Provincial Politics and the Attraction of FDI in India and China in, editor(s)Kugler, J. & Tammen, R.L. , The Performance of Nations, Rowman & Littlefield, 2012, pp211 - 228, [Kugler, T., Coan, T.G., & Boussalis, C.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Political Performance as a Moderator of International Migration in, editor(s)Kugler, J. & Tammen, R.L. , The Performance of Nations, Rowman & Littlefield , 2012, pp119 - 144, [Kugler, T., Boussalis, C. & Coan, T.G.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Boussalis, C., Nelson, H.T., & Swaminathan, S., Towards Comprehensive Malaria Planning: The Effect of Government Capacity, Health Policy, and Land Use Variables on Malaria Incidence in India, Social Science & Medicine, 75, (7), 2012, p1213 - 1221, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL

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Principal Investigator (EUR 18,619). 'Mining for Scepticism: Automated Text Analysis and the Study of Climate Change Denial'. Trinity College Dublin Research Committee Pathfinder Programme grant awarded in May 2015 by Trinity College Dublin for 12 months. This research proposal was ranked 3rd overall out of a total of 110 university-wide applications. 2015
Principal Investigator (EUR 2,000). ''Computer-assisted recognition of climate change denial and skepticism." Trinity Research in Social Sciences (TriSS) Academic Research Fellowship 2016/17 by Trinity College Dublin for 12 months. Four out of 20 applications were selected for funding. 2017
Principal Investigator (EUR 1,500). 'Text Analysis and the Study of Climate Change Denial', Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund 2014-2015 awarded in April 2015 by Trinity College Dublin for 24 months. 2014
First Prize (EUR 300) - Approaches to the Study of Greek Society and Politics Competition, Greek Politics Specialist Group, Political Studies Association. 2015
Co-investigator (USD 30,000). Research grant awarded by the Harvard University Library Lab for monitoring and evaluating patron book usage through the use of smartphone technology. 2014
Much of my current work examines the various facets of climate change communication, specifically its origins and impact on public opinion and policymaking. I also focus on political communication both inside and outside formal political systems. Current related work includes investigations of political communication among religious elites in the United States, the communication strategies of the far-right in Greece, and populist language in the Italian parliament. Lastly, I am also generally interested in how political and social institutions influence prosperity, public health, and sustainable development.