Dr. Constantine Boussalis
Associate 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, 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.
Publications and Further Research Outputs
Guhin, J. and Holman, M. and Coan, T. and Boussalis, C., When to Preach About Poverty: How Location, Race, and Ideology Shape White Evangelical Sermons, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 2023
Boussalis, C., Chadefaux, T., Decadri, S., Salvi, A., Public and Private Information in International Crises: Diplomatic Correspondence and Conflict Anticipation, International Studies Quarterly, 2022
Boussalis, Constantine and Dukalskis, Alexander and Gerschewski, Johannes, Why It Matters What Autocrats Say: Assessing Competing Theories of Propaganda, Problems of Post-Communism, 2021, p1--12
Boussalis C., Coan T.G., Holman M.R., Muller S., Gender, Candidate Emotional Expression, and Voter Reactions during Televised Debates, American Political Science Review, 2021
Coan T.G., Boussalis C., Cook J., Nanko M.O., Computer-assisted classification of contrarian claims about climate change, Scientific Reports, 11, (1), 2021
Devaney, L. and Brereton, P. and Torney, D. and Coleman, M. and Boussalis, C. and Coan, T.G., Environmental literacy and deliberative democracy: a content analysis of written submissions to the Irish Citizensâ Assembly on climate change, Climatic Change, 162, (4), 2020, p1965-1984
Constantine Boussalis, Travis Coan, Mirya Holman, Political Speech in Religious Sermons, Politics and Religion, 2020
Boussalis, C. and Coan, T.G., Facing the Electorate: Computational Approaches to the Study of Nonverbal Communication and Voter Impression Formation, Political Communication, 2020
Boussalis Constantine, Coan Travis G, Holman Mirya R, Communicating Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Efforts in American Cities , Climate , 7 , (3 ), 2019, p45 -
Decadri Silvia, Boussalis Constantine, Populism, party membership, and language complexity in the Italian chamber of deputies , Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties , 2019, p1 - 20
Boussalis Constantine, Coan Travis G, Holman Mirya R, Climate change communication from cities in the USA , Climatic Change , 149 , (2 ), 2018, p173 - 187
Boussalis Constantine, Coan Travis G, Elite Polarization and Correcting Misinformation in the "Post-Truth Era" , Journal of Applied Research in Memory & Cognition , 2017
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
Boussalis Constantine, Feldman Yuval, Smith Henry E, Experimental analysis of the effect of standards on compliance and performance , Regulation & Governance , 2017
Boussalis Constantine, Coan Travis G, Poberezhskaya Marianna, Measuring and modeling Russian newspaper coverage of climate change , Global Environmental Change , 41 , 2016, p99 - 110
Constantine Boussalis and Travis G. Coan, Text-mining the signals of climate change doubt, Global Environmental Change, 36, 2016, p89 - 100
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
Boussalis, C. & Peiffer, C.A., Health, Need and Politics: the Determinants of Bilateral HIV/AIDS Assistance, Journal of Development Studies, 47, (12), 2011, p1798 - 1825
Peiffer, C.A. & Boussalis, C., Foreign assistance and the struggle against HIV/AIDS in the developing world, Journal of Development Studies, 46, (3), 2010, p556 - 573
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]
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 ]
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.]
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.]
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: American Political Science Review; British Journal of Political Science; Journal of Politics; Political Psychology; Social Forces; Irish Political Studies; Journal of Developmental Economics; World Development; Nature Climate Change; Global Environmental Change; Climate Policy; Environmental Politics; Environmental Communication; Environmental Sociology; Food Policy; International Journal of Press/Politics; One Earth; Open Political Science; International Political Science Review; Policy Studies Journal; 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
External reviewer for the London School of Economics BSc in Politics and Data Science programme
Served as a chair/discussant for the following conference meetings: American Political Science Association, International Studies Association, European Political Science Association, Political Studies Association of Ireland
Awards and Honours
Principal Investigator (EUR 213,085) NORFACE-funded "Extreme Identities: A Linguistic and Visual Analysis of European Far-Right Online Communities' Politics of Identity"
Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) Elizabeth Meehan Prize for the best paper delivered at the Association's 2019 annual conference.
PSAI Specialist Group Funding (EUR 750). Big Data, Text Analysis and Methdology Specialist Group, Political Studies Association of Ireland. This award will assist in the organization of an upcoming workshop on images-as-data research in the social sciences to be hosted at Trinity in May 2020.
Visiting Professors Fund (EUR 850). Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Trinity College Dublin.
Events Fund (EUR 800). Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Trinity College Dublin. This award will assist in the organization of an upcoming workshop on images-as-data research in the social sciences to be hosted at Trinity in May 2020.
Funded Investigator (EUR 13,273,402). SFI Centre for Research Training in Digitally-Enhanced Reality. Science Foundation Ireland.
Principal Investigator (EUR 11,450). "Computer Vision Applications in the Study of Political Speech-making and Voter Impression Formation". Enterprise Ireland funding in support of application to ERC.
Principal Investigator (EUR 3000). "Computer Vision and Political Speeches". Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund, Trinity College Dublin.
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.
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.
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.
First Prize (EUR 300) - Approaches to the Study of Greek Society and Politics Competition, Greek Politics Specialist Group, Political Studies Association.
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.
European Political Science Association
Political Studies Association of Ireland
American Political Science Association
International Studies Association