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Dr. Constantine Boussalis
Assistant Professor, Political Science

Biography

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.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Constantine Boussalis, Travis Coan, Mirya Holman, Political Speech in Religious Sermons, Politics and Religion, 2020 Journal Article, 2020

Boussalis Constantine, Coan Travis G, Holman Mirya R, Communicating Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Efforts in American Cities , Climate , 7 , (3 ), 2019, p45 - Journal Article, 2019

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 Journal Article, 2019

Boussalis Constantine, Coan Travis G, Holman Mirya R, Climate change communication from cities in the USA , Climatic Change , 149 , (2 ), 2018, p173 - 187 Journal Article, 2018

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, 2017

Boussalis Constantine, Feldman Yuval, Smith Henry E, Experimental analysis of the effect of standards on compliance and performance , Regulation & Governance , 2017 Journal Article, 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 Journal Article, 2017

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, 2016

Constantine Boussalis and Travis G. Coan, Text-mining the signals of climate change doubt, Global Environmental Change, 36, 2016, p89 - 100 Journal Article, 2016 URL

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, 2012 URL

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 Journal Article, 2011

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 Journal Article, 2010

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2012

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, 2012

Research Expertise

Keywords

CLIMATE CHANGE; COMPUTATIONAL SOCIAL SCIENCE; ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY; FOREIGN AID; GREECE; GREEK POLITICS; MACHINE LEARNING; Political Behavior; political communication; Political Psychology; Political Science; TEXT ANALYSIS

Recognition

Representations

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

Awards and Honours

Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) Elizabeth Meehan Prize for the best paper delivered at the Association's 2019 annual conference. 2020

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. 2020

Visiting Professors Fund (EUR 850). Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Trinity College Dublin. 2020

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. 2019

Funded Investigator (EUR 13,273,402). SFI Centre for Research Training in Digitally-Enhanced Reality. Science Foundation Ireland. 2019

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. 2018

Principal Investigator (EUR 3000). "Computer Vision and Political Speeches". Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund, Trinity College Dublin. 2018

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 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 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

Memberships

European Political Science Association

Political Studies Association of Ireland

American Political Science Association

International Studies Association