Name: Dr. Juris Pupcenoks
Title: Assistant Professor of Political Science
Office Location: Fontaine 312
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2532
Email: Juris.Pupcenoks@Marist.edu
Personal Web Page: http://sites.google.com/site/jurispupcenoks/
Degrees Held:

Ph.D., M.A., University of Delaware
B.A., Westminster College (MO) 

Bio:

A specialist in international relations and comparative politics, Dr. Juris completed a B.A. degree at Westminster College (MO), and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Delaware. He previously taught at the University of Delaware and Washington College (MD), the 10th-oldest college in the US. He has conducted field research in Muslim communities in the United Kingdom, Italy and the US, and published in journals including Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Middle East Journal, and Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (see Google Scholar).His research has been supported by grants and awards from Marist College, International Studies Association and University of Delaware. Currently, his main research focus is on completing a book manuscript (Routledge, forthcoming) analyzing reactive conflict spillover to migrant communities.

Dr. Juris is fluent in Latvian (native) and Russian, intermediate in French, and is currently learning Mandarine Chinese. His hobbies include traveling, running and tennis.

Publications:

Journal Articles & Book Chapters 

"American Muslim Political Participation in Detroit," (with Farid Senzai).  Forthcoming in Minority Voting in the United States, eds. Kyle L. Kreider and Thomas J. Baldino. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2015

"The Rise of the Fringe: Right Wing Populists, Islamists, and Politics in the United Kingdom."  (pdf) (with Ryan McCabe). Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs 33(2): 171-184, 2013

“Religion or Ethnicity? Middle Eastern Conflicts and American Arab-Muslim Protest Politics.”  (pdf) Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 18(2): 170-192, 2012

“Democratic Islamization in Pakistan and Turkey: Lessons for the Post-Arab Spring Muslim World.” (pdf) Middle East Journal 66(2): 273-289, 2012; Translated into Turkish and published in an edited volume as, "Pakistan ve Türkiye’de Demokratik İslamlaşma: Arap Baharı Ertesinde İslam Dünyası İçin Çıkartılacak Dersler,” In Hazırlayan, Yayına; M. Akif Kireçci (ed), Arap Baharı ve Türkiye Modeli Tartışmaları, Ankara, Turkey: ASEM (The Ankara Center for Political and Economic Research), 2014: 67-90.
 

Book Reviews

Book Review of Amaney Jamal, and Nadine Naber, eds., Race and Arab Americans Before and After 9/11. International Migration Review 45(1): 210-212, 2011

Book Review of Terri Givens, Gary P. Freeman, and David L. Leal, eds., Immigration Policy and Security. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 36(7): 1194-1195, 2010


Select Professional Publications

Muslim Migrant Impact on the European Security Agenda: Lessons from Germany, France and the UK. Monograph. ISBN: 3639280296. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag, 2010

“Ingrid Mattson and the American Muslim Exceptionalism.” Muslim Public Affairs Journal 1(3): 115-124, 2006

Research Interests:

Conflict Spillover, Migration and Ethnic Politics, International Security, Causes of Radicalization, Muslims in the West, Transatlantic Relations, Humanitarian Intervention 

Conferences & Workshops:

Select Conference Paper Presentations

"The Evolution of Italian Muslim Political Participation," ISA Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, Feb 2015 

"Global Immigrants and Threat Perception," (with Mike Grillo), ISA Global South Caucus, Singapore Management University, Singapore, Asia, Jan 2015

"Immigration Context versus Community Characteristics: Explaining Reactive Conflict Spillover to Diasporic Communities," ISA Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada Mar 2014

"An Experimental Test of Norms of Humanitarian Intervention: Insights from Political Psychology," (with Mike Grillo), ISA Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada, Mar 2014

"Testing Norma of Humanitarian Intervention: Experimental Data From the US," (with Mike Grillo), the ISA's International Security Studies Section Annual Conference, George Washington University, Washington, DC, Oct 2013

“The Evolution of American Muslim Political Participation,” (with Farid Senzai at the Santa Clara University, CA) ISA Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, Apr 2013

“Explaining Unilateralism and Multilateralism in European Union’s External Relations,” ISA Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, Apr 2013

 “Radical Right and Islamists in Europe: Confrontation, Coexistence and Impact on Mainstream Politics,” (with Ryan McCabe at the University of Delaware), ISA Annual Convention, San Diego, CA, Apr 2012

“Middle Eastern Conflicts and American Arab-Muslim Protest Politics,” ISA Annual Convention, San Diego, CA, Apr 2012

“Democratic Islamization in Pakistan and Turkey: Lessons for the Post-Arab Spring Middle East,” Middle East Dialogue 2012: The Arab Spring and Beyond, Washington, DC, Feb 2012

“Religion or Ethnicity? Middle East Conflicts and American Muslim Protest Politics,” ISA-NE, Providence, RI, Nov 2011       

“The Rise of the Fringe: Right Wing Populists, Islamists, and Politics in Western Europe,” (with Ryan McCabe), ISA-NE, Baltimore, MD, Nov 2011

“Migrant Reactions to Foreign Conflicts: London’s Muslims in the War on Terror,” ISA-NE, Baltimore, MD; and revised for presentation at ISA Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, Oct 2009, Feb 2010

“Migration of Violence,” ISA Annual Convention, New York City, NY, Feb 2009

“Diasporas, Immigrants and Security: A Framework of Conflict Spillover to Host State,” ISA-NE, Baltimore, MD, Oct 2008

“Unilateralism and Multilateralism in the European Union’s International Trade and Beyond,” ISA-NE, Philadelphia, PA; and revised for poster presentation at ISA Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, Nov 2007, Mar 2008  

“Co-Opting Radicalism: Islam and Democracy,” (with Sara Chehab and Lisa Weilminster), ISA-NE, Boston, MA, Nov 2006

“Changing Identities of Baltic Russophones,” ISA-MW/ Central Slavic Conference Joint Conference, St. Louis, MO, Nov 2006

 

Select Other Conference Activity

Faculty Advisor (key organizer), 2nd Annual Student World Affairs Conference, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY 

Discussant, "International Security," (Panel), 1st Student World Affairs Conference, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Chair & Discussant, "Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Civil War" (panel), ISA's International Security Studies Section Annual Conference, George Washington University, Washington, DC, 2013

Chair and Co-Organizer (with Pam Jackson), “State-Religion Separation, Public Policy, Anti-Minority Sentiment, and Discrimination against Muslims,” ISA Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, 2013

Chair, “Terrorist Tactics and Motives,” ISA Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, 2013

Chair, “Advancing Peace and Conflict Studies in Transitioning Democracies,” Middle East Dialogue 2012: The Arab Spring and Beyond, Washington, DC, 2012

Discussant, “Religion in International Relations,” ISA-NE, Providence, RI, 2011

Chair, “Islam in Western Societies,” ISA Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, 2010

Discussant, “Power in a Post-9/11 World,” Conference on the United States in the Global System, University of Delaware, 2009

Affiliations:

American Political Science Association, International Studies Association, Council for European Studies, European Union Studies Association

Presentations:

Invited Speaker, "Muslims in the West: Implicaitons for the US Foreign Policy," US Foreign Policy Summer Institute (funded by the US State Department), Bard College, NY 

Invited Speaker, "Emerging European Union Approaches to International Religious Freedom (IRF) Issues," IRF Roundtable, Cannon House Office Building, Capito Hill, Washington, DC 

Invited Speaker, "Obama vs. Romney: Whose Foreign Policy Will Keep or Maker the U.S. Stronger?", Organized by the World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley, Held at the F.D. Roosevelt Museum & Library, Hyde Park, NY, 2012

Invited Speaker, “Muslims in Europe: Misconceptions and Reality,” Westminster College Symposium on Democracy, Fulton, MO, 2012

Invited Speaker, “Assessing American Muslim Integration,” Rotary Club of Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, 2011