Dr David Smith

Senior Lecturer in American Politics and Foreign Policy & USSC Academic Director


Expertise: Religion in the United States, US elections and presidential politics, US domestic politics and foreign policy, US political history.

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 a BA from the University of Sydney. His research examines political relations between states and minorities, with a focus on religion in the US. His book Religious Persecution and Political Order in the United States was published by Cambridge University Press in 2015.