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Dr Alexander Dukalskis


Alexander Dukalskis

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Politics and International Relations
01 716 8411
University College Dublin, School of Politics and International Relations, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4


My name is Alex Dukalskis and I am an assistant professor in the School of Politics and International Relations. I research and teach on authoritarian states, transitional justice, Asian politics, and international human rights. My work has been published in Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, Human Rights Quarterly, Journal of Peace Research, International Studies Review, Communist & Post-Communist Studies, and Democratization. My book, The Authoritarian Public Sphere, was published in 2017. Previously I was a lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and I have been a visiting scholar at Columbia University and the Berlin Social Science Center. I earned my dual Ph.D. in political science and peace studies at the University of Notre Dame, a master's degree in human rights at the London School of Economics, and my undergraduate degree from Willamette University. My research interests grew out of my prior professional work with the non-profit International Debate Education Association (IDEA). For several years I worked in over 20 countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa to teach debate and promote it among young people as a tool to improve critical thinking and advocacy. You can reach me via email at or follow me on Twitter @AlexDukalskis.


  • Lectuter
    University of North Carolina15 Aug 2014 - 31 May 2015


  • BA
    Willamette University
  • MSc
    London School of Economics & Political Science UK
  • MA
    University of Notre Dame IN
  • PhD
    University of Notre Dame IN