Luke Wood

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science
Luke Wood CV

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Political Science, Indiana University
  • MA, European Studies, Indiana University
  • BA, Political Science, University of Minnesota

Academic & Research Appointments

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics & International Relations, Department of Political Science, Bucknell University College of Arts & Sciences, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania (2018-Present)
  • Research Associate, Office of Congressman (ret.) Lee H. Hamilton, (2016-Present)
  • Research Associate, Office of Ambassador (ret.) Lee A. Feinstein, (2015-2018)
  • Associate Instructor, Institute for European Studies, Hamilton-Lugar School of Global and International Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (2013-2015)
  • Associate Instructor, Department of Political Science, Indiana University College of Arts & Sciences, Bloomington, Indiana (2010-2014)

Research Interests

  • Politics of Advanced Industrialized Democracies
  • Comparative Politics
  • Globalization and Right-Wing Parties
  • Foreign Policy Analysis (North Atlantic Region)
  • International Organizations (European Union)

Courses Typically Offered

  • POLS 205 Comparative Politics
  • POLS 223 European Politics
  • POLS 296 Quantitative Methods
  • POLS 290 Comparative Political Economy

Selected Publications


Luke B. Wood. The Sources and Consequences of Negative Attitudes toward Experts in Globalized Societies (manuscript in preparation)

Luke B. Wood. The Establishment: Attitudes toward Political Elites in Central Pennsylvania (manuscript in preparation)


Luke B. Wood, “Leadership or Hegemony? The Federal Republic of Germany in the European Union and European Regional Subsystem” German Politics & Society (forthcoming)

Luke B. Wood. 2019. "The Netherlands as a Specialized Foreign Policy Actor in Regional and International Affairs" Europe Now (Council for European Studies) Issue No. 26

Luke B. Wood. 2016. "The Bureaucratic Politics of Germany's First Greek Bailout Package" Journal of German Politics & Society 34(1) *Winner of the 2015 Roy Gardner Award for Best Research Paper on European Politics

Luke B. Wood. 2015. "On the Emergence of a German Strategic Doctrine on Mass Atrocity Prevention: Some Words of Caution for Analysts and Observers" Perspectives on Europe 45(2)


Luke B. Wood. 2017. "Multilateralism" in Fathali Moghaddam (ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior (Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publishers)


Luke B. Wood. “Europe’s Response to the Economic and Political Crises in Venezuela” (Under Review at Europe Now, Council for European Studies) 

Luke B. Wood, “Negative Attitudes toward Social Change, Globalization, and Support for Right-Wing Parties in Europe” (In Preparation for Submission to Political Behavior)

Luke B. Wood, “A Discursive Institutionalist Approach to European Community Regional Structural and Cohesion Funding, 1993-1997” 

Luke B. Wood, “Anti-Austerity Movements and Political Parties in Western Europe:  An Analysis of Social Movement-Party Relations during the Great Recession” 

Luke B. Wood, “Accepting or Rejecting Political Constraints?  The Leadership Style of Angela Merkel during the European Debt Crisis and NATO Military Intervention in Libya” 

Luke B. Wood, “Strategic Rivalry, Policy Communities, and Agenda-Setting in the National Executive of Liberal Democracies” 

Luke B. Wood, “The Franco-German Dyad and Models of Rivalry Termination in Foreign Affairs” 
Luke B. Wood, “The Intra-German Strategic Rivalry as a Paradigm for the Analysis of German Foreign Policy” 

Luke B. Wood, “Political and Moral Leadership and the Presidency of the German Federal Republic” 


Luke B. Wood. 2019. "'Konrad Jarausch's Europe' and the State of Contemporary German Studies in the United States and Europe" A Review of Michael Meng and Adam R. Seipp, Modern Germany in Transatlantic Perspective, German Politics & Society

Luke B. Wood. 2017. “Identity and the Politics of Security in Post-Cold War Western and Central Europe” Journal of European Politics & Society 18(4)

Luke B. Wood. 2016. "The European Union as an Electoral Issue in European Democracies" A Review of Swen Hutter et al., Politicizing Europe: Integration and Mass Politics, European Political Science No. 16

Luke B. Wood. 2016. "Review of Peter Hays Gries The Politics of American Foreign Policy: How Ideology Divides Conservatives and Liberals Over Foreign Affairs", H-War, H-Net Reviews: Humanities and Social Sciences Online

Luke B. Wood. 2015. "Policing Migration in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom" A Review of Paul Regine The Political Economy of Border Drawing: Arranging Legality in European Labor Migration Policies, European Political Science No. 15

Luke B. Wood. 2015. Review of Mario Telo Globalization, Multilateralism and Europe: Toward a Better Global Governance, Journal of Common Market Studies 54(1)

Luke B. Wood. 2015. Review of Timothy Hellwig Globalization and Mass Politics: Retaining the Room to Maneuver, European Political Science No. 14

Luke B. Wood. 2015. "The Reemergence of the German Question in the Wake of the Great Recession" A Review of Hans Kundani The Paradox of German Power, European Political Science No. 14