Dr David Smith

Academic Director and Senior Lecturer in American Politics and Foreign Policy, United States Studies Centre

David Smith is jointly appointed between the US Studies Centre and the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Sydney.

Smith has a PhD in political science from the University of Michigan and a BA from the University of Sydney. His research examines political relations between states and minorities, with a focus on religion in the US. His book Religious Persecution and Political Order in the United States was published by Cambridge University Press in 2015.

Areas of expertise

  • US foreign policy
  • Australia-US relations
  • US politics
  • Religion