Christopher Hale

Dr. Christopher Hale

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies


  • PhD, Arizona State University, 2013
  • MA, Ohio University, 2005
  • BA, Marietta College, 2003

Research Areas

  • Comparative Politics


Office Hours

By appointment.

Research Interests

  • Religion and Politics
  • Latin American Politics
  • Collective Action and Cooperation
  • Agent-Based Modeling

Teaching Interests

  • Introduction to Comparative Government
  • Politics of Developing Nations
  • Introduction to Politics
  • Topics on Cultural Diversity: U.S. Immigration
  • World Politics
  • Politics of Latin America Religion and Politics

Selected Publications

  • Christopher Hale. 2018. “Religious Institutions and Collective Action: The Catholic Church and Political Activism in Indigenous Chiapas and Yucatán.” Politics and Religion 11, No. 1 (March): 27-54.
  • Christopher Hale. “Advocacy of the Catholic Church in Latin America.” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Accepted.
  • Carolyn M. Warner, Ramazan Kilinç, Christopher Hale, and Adam B. Cohen. 2018. Generating Generosity in Catholicism and Islam: Beliefs, Institutions, and Public Goods Provision. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • David Siroky and Christopher Hale. 2017. “Inside Irredentism: A Global Empirical Analysis.” American Journal of Political Science 61, No. 1 (January): 117-128.
  • Christopher Hale. 2015. “Religious Institutions and Civic Engagement: A Test of Religion’s Impact on Political Activism in Mexico.” Comparative Politics 47, No. 2 (January): 211-230.
  • Carolyn M. Warner, Ramazan Kilinç, Christopher Hale, Adam B. Cohen, and Kathryn Johnson. 2015. “Religion and Public Goods Provision: Evidence from Catholicism and Islam.” Comparative Politics 47, No. 2 (January): 189-209.
  • Michael Hechter, Ioana Emy Matesan and Chris Hale. 2009. “Resistance to Alien Rule in Taiwan and Korea.” Nations and Nationalism. Vol. 15, No. 1 (January): 36-59.