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Adam Wood

PhD Candidate in Political Science

Adam is a PhD candidate in Political Science at Northeastern University, Specializing in Comparative and American Politics. He has helped teach classes on Political Philosophy, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Research Methods and will be teaching American Government in Fall 2020. Adam is interested in nationalism and the resurgence of nationalist movements around the world. He is particularly interested in the role that race, religion, and gender play in American identity and contemporary political movements in the United States. His dissertation focuses on the role race plays in Christian nationalism in the United States and the associated implications for American politics.

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Originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, Adam attended Louisiana State University where he majored in Political Science with an additional focus on History and Russian Area Studies. Shortly after graduating, he began a teaching position in Moscow, Russia where he lived and worked for three years.

Since returning to the US, Adam has worked in the energy sector as well as in an accounting department. While working full time, he also completed his MA at Northeastern in 2016 where he focused on Terrorism and National Security.

Adam lives in Salem, MA with his wife Natasha and two young sons. He enjoys reading, cooking, music, and keeping up with politics and current events.

Degrees earned and institutions:

BA, Political Science, Louisiana State University

MA, Political Science, Northeastern University

Research Interests: Political Ideologies, Terrorism, Religion and Politics, Political Psychology

Contact info:
960A Renaissance Park

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