Graham Wilson

Steering Committee Chairman
Professor, College of Arts & Science, Chair of Political Science
B.A., Oxford University
M.A., University of Essex
D. Phil., Oxford University

Graham Wilson joined Boston University in 2007 having taught previously at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Essex in the UK. He is currently the Department’s Chair.

Wilson has published nine books and has authored numerous articles and chapters in edited volumes. His work has focused primarily on interest groups (particularly business) and their relationship with government and policymaking. He edited the Oxford Handbook of Business and Government published by OUP in February 2010 and authored several of the chapters in it. He has also published extensively on the relationship between bureaucrats and politicians.

Wilson’s teaching, like his research, crosses the customary divide between the study of American politics and of Comparative Politics. He has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in both fields.

Wilson has edited both the British Journal of Political Science and Governance. He was Chair of the Department of Political Science at Wisconsin and will become Chair of the BU Department of Political Science in September 2010.