Professor of Sociology at the University of Kentucky
He was a fellow at the Guggenheim Foundation, and at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He is the author of Populist Seduction in Latin America, Ohio University Press, 2010, co-editor with Cynthia Arnson of Latin American Populism in the Twenty-First Century, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013, editor of The Promise and Perils of Populism. Global Perspectives, The University Press of Kentucky, 2015. He is editing the Routledge International Handbook of Global Populism.