I teach comparative politics with an emphasis on Latin America. My current research focuses on political organization and populism, and I direct Team Populism, a global scholarly network studying populism's causes and consequences. Projects include the creation of a global populism dataset, experimental research on populism's rhetorical mechanisms, and the mitigation of populism's negative consequences for society.
- Ph.D. from Duke University, 2003
- M.A. from Brigham Young University, 1995
- B.A. from Brigham Young University, 1993
- Mary Lou Fulton Young Scholar Award from BYU College of Family, Home, and Social Science,
- Midwest Political Science Association
- European Consortium for Political Research
- Latin American Studies Association
- American Political Science Association
Hawkins, K. (2019). The Ideational Approach: Routledge Handbook of Global Populism. Abingdon: Routledge.
- Hawkins, K., Carlin, R., Littvay, L., & Rovira Kaltwasser, C. (2019). The Ideational Approach to Populism: Concept, Theory, and Analysis. In . Abingdon: Routledge.
- Hawkins, K., & Rovira Kaltwasser, C. (2018). Measuring populist discourse in the 2016 US presidential election: Nature Human Behavior.
- Hawkins, K., Rovira Kaltwasser, C., & Andreadis, I. (2018). The Activation of Populist Attitudes. Government and Opposition.
- Hawkins, K., & Ruth, S. P. (2017). Populism and democratic representation in Latin America. Political Populism: A Handbook.
- Hawkins, K., Read, M., & Pauwels, T. (2017). Populism and its causes. Oxford Handbook of Populism.
- Hawkins, K. (2017). The challenge of populism. In The Political Economist (pp. 9-11).
- Hawkins, K., & Rovira Kaltwasser, C. (2017). The Ideational Approach to Populism. In Latin American Research Review (pp. 513-28).