Lecturer (2018)

Dr. Bauerly specializes in international political economy, comparative politics, international relations, and food studies. His research interests lie in the relationship between economic change, social and political movements, and the politics of state institutional capacity building. His book, The Agrarian Seeds of Empire, traces the relationship between economic development and agrarian movements in the U.S., outlining how farmer’s resistance produced unique forms of state building and institutional strength. He has published in the Journal of Peasant Studies and the Journal of Historical Sociology. His current research projects include a political history of the U.S.D.A and a comparative study of the relationship between rising economic inequality, state austerity, and hard right political movements across advanced democracies.



The Agrarian Seeds of Empire: The Political Economy of Agriculture in U.S. State Building, Published as part of Brill’s Studies in Critical Social Sciences Series. Published September 2016, 310 pgs.

Peer Reviewed Journals:

May 2017: “The Agro-Industrial State: Early Agrarian Influences on U.S. State Building”. In Journal of Peasant Studies Volume 45, 2018 - Issue 3.

Forthcoming/Under Review:

“Economic Transition, Class Formation, and the Superintendent State in the “Old Northwest”, 1860-1900”. In a special issue of Journal of Historical Sociology on U.S. Capitalism.


Associations and Affiliations

International Studies Association 2012- Present

American Political Science Association 2009-Present

Bradley A. Bauerly

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

International Political Economy, Comparative Politics, and International Relations. Current research is on the politics of food systems, agrarian political movements and state building.


  • B.S., Political Science Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana Graduated with High Honors
  • M.A., Sociology Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
  • PhD, Political Science York University, Toronto, Ontario Canada


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Office Location:

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