Takis S. Pappas (PhD. Yale) is a full-time researcher and writer associated with the University of Helsinki, Finland. Formerly a professor of comparative politics at several universities in Europe, he has authored five books and co-edited two, with most recent Populism and Liberal Democracy: A Comparative and Theoretical Analysis (Oxford University Press, 2019). He is currently at work on a new book project on populism and nativism. He is a regular columnist in major Greek newspaper Kathimerini; enjoys popularizing his academic work through videos (see his TED-Ed video on the rise of populism), infographics, and other visuals; and maintains the blog http://www.pappaspopulism.com. He shares his time between Brussels, Belgium, and Athens, Greece.