Associate Professor David Smith

Associate Professor in American Politics and Foreign Policy, United States Studies Centre (jointly appointed with the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Sydney)

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

  • Australia-US relations
  • US politics and elections
  • Gender, race and religion
  • US foreign policy, defence and strategy