Benjamin Radcliff is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and is affiliated with the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy and the Higgins Labor Studies Program at the University of Notre Dame. He has also held academic positions at Rutgers University and Vanderbilt University. He has been a fellow at the Merriam Lab for Analytic Political Research at the University of Illinois, the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Study of the Humanities, and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies. Radcliff has published extensively in the leading peer-reviewed journals in political science, including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Perspectives on Politics and the British Journal of Political Science, along with a variety of other distinguished journals. His work has also appeared in prominent journals in sociology (including Social Forces), labor studies and public policy. He has co-edited two books, including the well-received Happiness, Economics, and Politics (2009).