Christian Houle

Christian  Houle
  • Associate Professor
  • Comparative Politics
  • Department of Political Science
  • 331 S. Kedzie Hall
  • 368 Farm Lane
  • East Lansing MI 48823
  • 517-353-7970


Christian Houle


Christian Houle is an assistant professor of political science at Michigan State University.  Professor Houle joined the department in 2013.  Prior to that, he was assistant professor in the department of political science at Trinity College, Dublin, for three years.  Professor Houlereceived his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Rochester in 2011, and his M.A. in economics from Queen?s University, Canada, in 2004.  His main research and teaching interests focus on the comparative politics of developing countries.  He is especially interested in topics related to democracy and regime change, inequality, political instability and civil war.

His articles have been published or are forthcoming in International Organization, World Politics, Studies in Comparative International Development, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Political Behavior, Journal of Economic Inequality, International