David T. Buckley

Paul Weber Endowed Chair in Politics, Science and Religion

School of Arts and Sciences

David T. Buckley, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science, joined the UofL faculty in 2013. His research interests cover the areas of religion and democracy, political Islam, survey and experimental research, and ethnic conflict.

Dr. Buckley received his bachelor of arts in political and social thought and foreign affairs from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville before going on to earn his masters in comparative ethnic conflict from Queens University in Belfast. He then returned to the U.S. to complete his doctoral work in government at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

While at Georgetown, Dr. Buckley was named a Hopper Memorial Fellow and a University Scholar. He also completed research fellowships at Trinity College in Dublin, Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines, and the West Africa Research Center in Dakar, Senegal.

He has consulted with the U.S. Department of State, the United States Institute of Peace, and the Florida Forensics Institute. He is a member of the American Political Science Association, International Studies Association, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and the West Africa Research Association.

His classroom efforts include teaching religion and international politics, political research, comparative political systems, and religion and U.S. Politics.