University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
Department of Political Science
1997: Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Connecticut. Title of dissertation: “Political Culture and the Consequences of Revolutionary Change: Workplace Democracy and Local Politics in Rural Portugal.” Ph.D. fields—Comparative Politics (Western Europe), International Relations and African Politics.
1988: M.A. in Political Science from the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario. Major— Comparative Politics of Developing Areas (specializing in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America). Minor—Political Theory.
1987: B.A. in Political Science from Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pa. Major—Political Science. Minor—Philosophy
· 2002-present, Associate Professor of Political Science, UMass-Dartmouth,
· 1997-2002, Assistant Professor of Political Science, UMass-Dartmouth
· Jan 1, 2004-present, Chair of Department of Political Science, UMass-Dartmouth
· May 2007- present, President, Faculty Senate of UMass-Dartmouth
· 2002-present, Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University and Co-Chair of its Iberian Studies Group http://www.ces.fas.harvard.edu/people/affiliates/baum.html
· 2000-2002, Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University and Co-Chair of its Portuguese Studies Group
· 1997-present, Member of the Executive Board of the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, UMass-Dartmouth
· 2008-present, Member UMass International Relations Council (IRAC)
Academic and Professional Honors and Fellowships
· CIES Fulbright Scholar Award for teaching & research in Portugal, May-August, 2000.
· Fulbright Dissertation Fellowship Award to Portugal, Ph.D dissertation field research, 1993-94.
Refereed Journal Articles
1. Baum, Michael and Ana Espírito-Santo (forthcoming in 2009). “The Causes of the Adoption of a Gender Quota Law in Portugal,” GENDER PARITY AND QUOTAS IN EUROPEAN POLITICS: A SYMPOSIUM FOR WEST EUROPEAN POLITICS.
2. Freire, André and Michael Baum (2003). "Referenda Voting in Portugal, 1998: The Effects of Party Sympathies, Social Structure and Pressure Groups," European Journal of Political Research 42 (1): 135-61.
3. Baum, Michael & André Freire (2001), “Political Parties, Cleavage Structures and Referendum Voting: Electoral Behaviour in The Portuguese Regionalization Referendum of 1998,” South European Society & Politics 6 (1):1-26.
4. Freire, André & Michael Baum (2001a), “O Referendo Portugûes Sobre a Regionalização numa Perspectiva Comparada” [The Portuguese Referendum on Regionalization in Comparative Perspective]. Penélope: Revista de Hisória e Ciências Sociais (No. 24): 147-79.
5. Freire, André & Michael Baum (2001b), "Uma Análise das Legislativas de 1999 com Dados Agregados," ["An Analysis of the Legislative Elections of 1999 with Aggregate Data"]. Sociologia, Problemas e Prácticas, Vol. 37: 115-40.
6. Freire, André & Michael Baum (2001c), "Partidos políticos, movimentos de cidadãos e referendos em Portugal: os casos dos referendos do aborto e regionalização," [“Political Parties, Citizen's Movements and Referendums in Portugal: the cases of abortion and regionalization"], Análise Social Nos. 158-9 (Spring-Summer): 9-41.
7. Baum, Michael (1998), “Self-Management and Political Culture: the impact of the agrarian reform in the Alentejo, 20 years later" [Autogestão e Cultura Política: o impacto da reforma agrária no Alentejo vinte anos depois] Análise Social, Nº 148 (May-June): 709-40.
8. Baum, Michael (1997). “Workers’ Control and Political Culture Change: Portugal’s Alentejo Twenty Years After the Revolution," South European Society and Politics, Vol. 2 (No.4, Summer): 1-35.
9. Baum, Michael (1996-97). “Review Essay: Portuguese Political Culture Since April 25, 1974,” in Portuguese Studies Review, 5(No. 2, Fall-Winter): 84-92.
Chapters in Refereed Books
1. Baum, Michael. (forthcoming in late 2009 or early 2010) “Incomplete Modernity or Typically Modern? Portuguese National Identity in an Era of Rapid Transition,” in S. Royo (ed.) Portugal in the 21st Century: Politics, Society and Economics. Lanham, Md.:Lexington Books.
2. Baum, Michael and Ana Espírito Santo. (2007a). "As desigualdades de género na participação política em Portugal: uma perspectiva longitudinal", in Freire, André, Marina Costa Lobo, et al. (eds.), Comportamento Eleitoral e Atitudes Políticas dos Portugueses: Eleições e Cultura Política. Lisboa: Imprensa de Ciências Sociais (ICS), 111-156.
3. Baum, Michael and Ana Espírito Santo. (2007b). "Exploring the Gender Gap in Portugal: Women's Political Participation", in Freire, André, Marina Costa Lobo, et al. (eds.), Portugal at the Polls in 2002. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 173-200.
4. Baum, Michael and Ana Espírito-Santo. (2004), “Desigualdades de género em Portugal: a participação política das mulheres” [Gender gaps in Portugal: the political participation of women], in A. Freire, M. C. Lobo and P. Magalhães, Portugal a Votos: as eleições legislativas de 2002, University of Lisbon: ICS Press. pps. 261-99.
5. Baum, M. and Freire, A. (2003), ‘Parties and Territory in Portuguese Politics’, in J. Bukowski, S. Piattoni, and M. Smyrl (eds.), Between Europeanization and Local Society: Political Actors and Territorial Governance, edited by J. Bukowski, S. Piattoni and M. E. Smyrl. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield.
1. Baum, Michael (2001), “Portuguese Trade Union Organizations” in Europe After 1945, Vol. II. New York: Garland Publications, pp. 1039-40.
2. Baum, Michael (1997). “Portugal,”in The Encyclopedia of U.S. Foreign Relations, Vol. III (B. W. Jentelson & T.G. Paterson, Eds.), New York: Council on Foreign Relations and Oxford University Press: 410-13.
Books Under Contract, not yet published
1. (under contract). Michael Baum (Ed.). Civil Society after Democratization: Portuguese Democracy Twenty-Five Years after the Revolution. Under contract for publication with Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield’s publisher of academic titles.
2. (under contract). Uma cultura de participação? A política do pós-Reforma Agrária no Alentejo. Doctoral dissertation translated for publication in Portuguese in Colecção Análise Social, Instituto de Ciências Sociais-University of Lisbon Press. Will be published pending edits.
Non-Peer Reviewed Articles
Baum, Michael. (2007). “A América Vota: Uma Análise das Eleições de 2006 para o Congresso dos EUA” [America Votes: An Analysis of the 2006 US Congressional Elections] Finisterra: uma revista de reflexão e crítica. No. 55-56-57 (Spring): 179-95Index here.
Baum, Michael. (2005). "Elections and Electoral Systems in a Democracy: How You Vote Matters" Chapter in Political Perspectives: Essays on Government and Politics 2nd. ed. Kenneth L. Manning and John Fobanjong, editors. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.
(2005). Review of Antonio Costa Pinto’s Contemporary Portugal, in South European Society & Politics Vol 10 (1, April): 155-57.
(2004). Review of Paula Godinho's Memorias de Resistência: Couço 1958-1962. Lisbon: ICS, Colecção Análise Social: 365 pps in Análise Social No. 170.
(1999). Review of Antonio Costa Pinto’s Modern Portugal, in South European Society & Politics Vol. 4(1).
(1998). Review of Antonio Costa Pinto’s Modern Portugal, in Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies Vol. 1 (1).
Conference Papers Published
“O Poder Local e a Participação Política: A Cultura Política dum Concelho Alentejano numa Perspectiva Comparada” in O Município no Mundo Português: Seminário Internacional. Centro de Estudos de História do Atlántico, Funchal, Madeira: Secretária Regional do Turismo e Cultura, 1998: 171-82.
“História dum Estudo: A Cultura Política do Alentejo numa Perspectiva Comparativa,” Imenso Sul. (October, 1998).
Manuscripts in preparation
"How Contingent is the Consensus? Europeanization and Public Support for EU integration in Portugal”.
“Measuring Attitudinal Support for Gender Equality in Europe”.
Other Scholarly/Professional Activities since 2001
Coordinator and instructor, “Portugal and the European Union”, developed a new study abroad program for UMass-Dartmouth, in collaboration with ISEG-UTL, Technical University of Lisbon, July 1-29, 2001-2006, presently recruiting for Summer 2009.
Co-Chair of Iberian Studies Group, Center for European Studies, Harvard University. May 2, 2008- Organized talk by Portugal’s Secretary of State for Education, Dr. Jorge Pedreira, and served as discussant for his presentation on the politics of education reforms in Portugal.
Invited presenter for a short course on Bringing Portugal and Spain into the Political Science Syllabus, at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 30, 2006. Title of presentation, “Portugal and Europeanization”.
MA thesis advisor for Dra. Ana Espírito-Santo (ISCTE, Lisbon), who successfully defended her thesis in July 2006 with distinction-classification muito bom.
Invited by Prince of Asturias Chair, BMW & Marshall Center for European Studies at Georgetown University to present a paper for the international conference on the 20th Anniversary of Portuguese & Spanish Membership in the European Community. Paper title: The Europeanization of Portuguese Public Opinion. March 17-18, 2006.
Asked by the U.S. State Department to provide expert analysis to US Ambassador-designate to Portugal, Mr. Alfred Hoffman. Gave 3-hour lecture on various aspects of Portuguese society, politics & economy. October 3, 2005.
Co-authored paper presented at the international conference Electoral Behaviour and Political Attitudes: Portugal in the European Context, Social Sciences Institute of the University of Lisbon. Title of paper: “The Gender Gap in Portuguese Political Participation: A Longitudinal Analysis.” January 27-28, 2005.
Presented paper “Como medir ‘a consciência feminista’? Niveis de apoio para a igualdade de géneros em Portugal e Espanha” [How to measure ‘feminist consciousness’: Levels of support for gender equality in Spain and Portugal]at the panel on Dimensions of Inequality in Portugal and Brazil, VIII Luso-Afro-Brazilian Congress of the Social Sciences, Coimbra Portugal, 16-18 September 2004.
“Exploring the Gender Gap in Iberian Politics: Support for Gender Equality in Portugal and Spain”delivered at the Council for European Studies’ 2004 Conference of Europeanists, Chicago, IL, March 11-14, 2004.
“Gender, Feminism, and Postmaterialism: A New Measure of Feminist Consciousness and its Impact on Mass Political Behavior”, presented at 2nd Annual Portuguese Political Science Association, Lisbon, Portugal. January 2004.
Served as discussant for a paper presented by Dr. Jorge Pedreira at Harvard University’s Iberian Studies Group, April 1, 2003. Organized his visit to Harvard and a talk at UMass-Dartmouth entitled “The Problems of the Portuguese Middle Classes: 1960-present”. The latter was co-sponsored by the Center for Portuguese Studies.
"Exploring the Gender Gap in Portugal: Women's Participation in Comparative Perspective". Invited discussant and paper presenter for the International Conference, Portugal a Votos I, 27 and 28 February 2003, Lisbon, FLAD.
Baum, Michael & André Freire, "Second-Order Elections in Democratic Portugal, 1975-2001” invited paper presentation at Conference on Portugal and Southern European Politics, University of California at Berkeley, Center for European Studies, October 31 – November 2, 2002.
“Transitions from Authoritarian Rule Revisited: lessons from Portugal in the 1960s”, invited paper presenter at 2nd CPHRC International Conference, The Portuguese New State: The Final Years held in Paris, 27-28 September, 2002.
André Freire and Michael Baum, “Election Order and Electoral Cycles in Democratic Portugal, 1976-2001”. Paper presented at 98th American Political Science Association (APSA) Meeting, Boston, MA. August 29 – September 1, 2002.
2002-2004. Asked by the Council for European Studies to serve on its selection committee for the Luso-American Development Foundation fellowships for summer pre-dissertation research to Portugal. Meeting in Chicago at Conference for European Studies, March 14-16, 2002. Teleconference for 2003 competition.
Member of the International Advisory Board, Penélope: Revista de Hisória e Ciências Sociais. http://www.celtaeditora.pt/Revistas.asp
Member, Board of Management of the Contemporary Portuguese Politics & History Research Center, Lisbon [Available] http://www.cphrc.fsnet.co.uk/about/board.htm
2001-present, Affiliated Researcher, Portuguese National Electoral Studies Project, Instituto das Ciências Sociais (ICS-UL), Dr. António Barreto (PI).
Asked by the Luso-American Educational Commission (Fulbright Office in Lisbon) to serve as the Principle Investigator for an international conference entitled The Fulbright Brainstorm, focused on the theme "Elections and Democracy", held in Lisbon on February 1-2, 2002. Over 20 international experts on electoral behavior and system reform participated. Presented a paper on the “Gender Gap in Portuguese Politics”.
Served as discussant for a paper presented by Omar Encarnácion at Harvard University’s Iberian Studies Group, November 30, 2001.
Co-organizer of the international conference “From Isolation to Integration: 15 Years of Spanish and Portuguese Membership in Europe,” Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, November 2-3, 2001. Chaired the panel on national identity. Over 30 scholars participated. [Program Available] http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~ces/events/isolation.html
Asked by the Luso-American Educational Commission (Lisbon) to serve on its selection jury for Fulbright awards to the United States. June 19, 2001.
Chief organizer & Chair, international roundtable on “Who Governs Southern Europe,” Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, May 3, 2001. Panelists included the likes of Prof. Juan Linz, Yale University. Papers published as CES Working Papers.
Chair of Panel, The Gender Gap in Southern Europe: Women’s Political Participation in Comparative Perspective, and presented paper “The Gender Gap in Portugal,” at the Mediterranean Studies Conference, Aix-en-Provence, May 23-26, 2001.
“É preciso pensar antes mudar” [Available Online at theContemporary Portuguese Politics & History Research Centre page]. http://www.cphrc.fsnet.co.uk/history/hi-el-pres/pensar.htm
2009: In preparation. EU-US Atlantis International Mobility Program in Atlantic Citizenship Trends (IMPACT). Collaborative grant proposal between UColorado-Boulder, UMass-Dartmouth, Catholic University, Lisbon, Portugal and Univ. of Trier-Germany for mobility and training of students and faculty. Proposed grant for 2009-13, UC-Boulder is lead campus and PI of grant.
2003: Luso-American Development Foundation grant ($1500) for developing the UMD Summer Study Abroad Program in Lisbon, Portugal. All monies went to participating students in the form of Scholarships.
2002: Luso-American Development Foundation grant ($4000) for developing the UMD Summer Study Abroad Program in Lisbon, Portugal. Three thousand dollars went to participating students in the form of scholarships.
2001: Luso-American Development Foundation grant (3000 Euros) for translation costs of dissertation manuscript, to be published as Uma cultura de participação?: a política do pós-Reforma Agrária no Alentejo (ICS-University of Lisbon Press).
2001: Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs grant ($3075) for developing the UMD Summer Study Abroad Program in Lisbon, Portugal. All the money went to participating students in the form of scholarships.
2001: Luso-American Development Foundation grant ($7000) for developing the UMD Summer Study Abroad Program in Lisbon, Portugal. Five thousand dollars went to participating students in the form of scholarships.
2000: CIES Fulbright Scholar Award for Portugal, May-August, 2000.
2000: UMD Healey Foundation award for research in Portugal
2000: Luso-American Development Foundation grant ($1500) for research in Portugal, one month
2000: SACHEM curriculum development award for a course to be co-taught in SP01 with Dr. Jean Doyle on “Transitions to Democracy”.
1999: Luso-American Development Foundation grant ($7500) for organizing the conference Contemporary Portugal: Reflections on 25 Years of Democracy .
1999: Instituto Camões grant ($7500) for organizing the conference Contemporary Portugal: Reflections on 25 Years of Democracy.
1999: UMass-Dartmouth Public Service Grant.
June 1, 2003-present, Chair of Department of Political Science, UMass-Dartmouth
· Departmental Curriculum Committee (committee of whole)
Social Science Academic Council Member, 2003-2008
Member, Education Department DFEC, served for both Contract Renewals and Annual Evaluation, Spring 2008.
· May 2007- present, President, Faculty Senate of UMass-Dartmouth
· Member, Faculty Senate- monthly meetings. 2004-present.
· Co-Chair of NEASC self-study group for reaccredidation, AY 2008-09
· Member, SWOT team on human capital assessment. AY 2006-07.
· Coordinator and instructor, “Portugal and the European Union”, developed a new study abroad programfor UMass-Dartmouth, in collaboration with ISEG-UTL, Technical University of Lisbon, 2001-2006, presently recruiting for Summer 2009.
· Scholar of Year Committee, various years
· Search & Screen Committee for new director of International Programs Office (2007 and 2009)
· Service Learning Fellow, AY 2008-09
· Member, Portuguese Studies Exec Board (several meetings/year), 1997-present
· Member, Portuguese Studies Endowed Chair Committee- 2-3 meetings/year
· Women’s Studies Affiliate
· Member, International Studies Advisory Group – a new ad hoc committee of the Faculty Senate, Richard Panofsky, Chair, that is examining all aspects of study abroad and international programming on campus. 2008-present
Co-Chair of Iberian Studies Group, Center for European Studies, Harvard University, 2000-present.
External Reviewer for the following peer-reviewed journals:
· European Journal of Political Research
· South European Society & Politics
· European Societies (Routledge)
· Comparative Politics
· Comparative Political Studies (Univ. of Washington)
· Party Politics (Sage Publications)
· Journal of Women, Politics, & Policy
· Penélope (Celta Editora)
· International Studies Perspectives (ISP)
· Análise Social (Univ. of Lisbon)
· ICS-University of Lisbon Press
Member of Editorial Review Board · Finisterra (Portuguese peer-reviewed journal), 2006-present
American Political Science Association (APSA)
Portuguese Political Science Association (ACPP)
Other invited lectures
1. “A New Index for Measuring Support for Gender Equality,” MA in political science graduate seminar presentation, ISCTE, University of Lisbon, June 2004.
2. “The Gender Gap in Portuguese Politics: Quality Issues for Portugal’s Democracy” Brown University, October 6, 2003.
3. “The State of Research on the Gender Gap in Political Participation Worldwide: Methods and Findings,” Graduate seminar presentation, ISCTE, University of Lisbon, June 27, 2003.
4. “The Development of Political Science as a Discipline in the United States,” University of Azores, ISEG, ISCTE, and Univ. Nova de Lisboa, May-June, 2000.
5. “A Sociedade Civil e Democracia Directa: O Impacto dos Referendos de 1998,” ISCTE & Univ. Nova de Lisboa, June, 2000.
6. “Estudos de Caso em Ciencia Politica,” ISCTE, June 2000.
7. “Portugal’s Revolution and Transition to Democracy,” at a local Rhode Island Dia de Portugal (Day of Portugal) celebration, April, 2000.
8. “Portugal and the EU: Lessons for Eastern Europe”, as part of the international symposium on Europe in the 21st century, Fulbright International Institute, University of Arkansas, April 3-4, 2000.