David Smith

Lecturer in American Politics and Foreign Policy

david.smith@sydney.edu.au


Dr David Smith is jointly appointed between the United States 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 was a University Medallist and First Class Honours graduate from the University of Sydney. His research examines political relations between governments and religious communities in the US and other countries with a focus on Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses. Recently he has explored how the religious identity of Presidential candidates affects support for them, looking especially at Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.