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Tim Byrnes

Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science
Political Science , 141 Persson Hall
p 315-228-7509


BA LeMoyne College 1980; MA, PhD Cornell University 1986, 1988

Teaching Experience

City College and Graduate Center of the City University of New York; Graduate Institute in International Affairs (HEI), Geneva, Switzerland; Nicolas Copernicus University, Torun, Poland


Transnational Politics, Religion and Politics


Transnational Politics, Religion and Politics


Reverse Mission: Transnational Religious Communities and the Making of US Foreign Policy (Georgetown, 2011);  Transnational Catholicism in Postcommunist Europe (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001); Catholic Bishops in American Politics (Princeton, 1991); Catholic Bishops in US Politics, guest editor, Religions, 2016; Religion in an Expanding Europe, co-editor. (Cambridge, 2006); Abortion Politics in American States, co-editor. (M.E. Sharpe, 1995), The Catholic Church and the Politics of Abortion, co-editor. (Westview Press, 1992); journal articles and book chapters on religion in world politics in Review of Faith in International Affairs (2017), Herder Korrespondenz (2017), (2018), Current History (2008) reprinted in Religion and Foreign Affairs: Essential Readings (2012); Transnational Actors in Central and East European Transitions (2008); Issue Brief: American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (2007); Perspectives on Politics (2006); The Catholic Church and the Nation-State (2006); The One, the Few, and the Many (2001); The Protection of Religious Minorities in Europe, (1999), Mitteleuropa: Between Germany and Europe (1998), Religion, State, and Society (1997), American Review of Politics (1997), Tamed Power: Germany in Europe (1997), Conscience (1996), East European Quarterly (1996), and Commonweal (1993). Journal articles and book chapters on religion and politics in the United States in OMG! (2017) National Catholic Reporter (2014), Albany Law Review (2007); Clergy and Politics (2001), Political Science Quarterly (1993), Journal of Church and State (1991), Do Elections Matter, 2nd ed. (1991), and Church Polity and American Politics (1990). Journal articles and book chapters on abortion policy and politics in Conscience (2017), (1996) and Do Elections Matter, 3rd ed. (1996); other articles and reviews in various journals.


Colgate Presidential Scholar, 2004-06; IREX Travel Grant, Hungary and Slovak Republic 1997; Fulbright Senior Scholar, Poland 1993; Colgate Alumni Corporation Distinguished Teaching Award, 2002