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Dr. Reinhard HEINISCH Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh Director of International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh/Johnstown Center


1988 Summer University at the Lomonosov Institute, Moscow
1986-1987 Virginia Tech, Virginia
1989-1994 Michigan State University, Michigan
1994 Political Science Ph.D. (Dissertation in comparative politics/human rights)
1996 Doktor der Philosophie, Universität Wien


since 1999 Member Advisory Board of the University of Pittsburgh -- European Union Center, 1999-present.
2000 Advisory Board of the Council of European Studies, Columbia University,.
since 2000 Member Conseil Scientifique of Politique Européene, IEP Paris-CERI.
2001 Ambassadorial Seminar -- US Department of State
2001 U.Pittsburgh Global Service Center, Advisory Board
since 2002 Member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Austrian Scientists in North America and President of Pennsylvania Chapter.


2004 Salvation and Villain -- The Role of  Europe in Austrian Politics and The Rise of Right-wing Populism.Article forthcoming in Politique Européenne, Science Po Paris .
2004 Die FPÖ--Ein Phänomen im Internationalen Vergleich Erfolg und Misserfolg des Identitären Rechtspopulismus Article forthcoming in ÖZP [Austrian Journal of Political Science] .
Book Chapter: The State of the Discipline: Comparing Theoretical Trends in American and Austrian Political Science. In Demokratisierung und Emanzipation. 40 Jahre Politikwissenschaft in Österreich ed. Helmut Kramer Vienna: Peter-Lang-Verlag
2003 Success in Opposition -- Failure in Government: Exploring the Performance of the Austrian Freedom Party and other European Right-wing Populist Parties in Public Office. West European Politics 2003 26(3) : 91-130.


1994 Multiyear Grant by the Institute for the Study of World Politics/human rights
1997 CRDF Research Grant/ European labor market relations
2000 European Community Studies Associations Grant/EU Social Policy
2002 Entwicklungsprojekt Leiter/Political Science, Bolivia
2003 CRDF Research Grant/ European Union Studies