Ethan vanderWilden

Position title: Ph.D. Candidate: Comparative Politics


Research Interests

Political Parties, Radical Right Parties, Memory & Politics, Populism, Nationalism


Ethan is a Ph.D. Student at UW-Madison in Comparative Politics. His research is regionally focused on Europe, the European Union, and the United States. He is broadly interested in when and why party systems change. More specifically, Ethan is interested in radical right parties—the strategies that they use, the determinants of their success, and their effect on other parties and voters. Prior to joining UW-Madison, Ethan received a BA from Colby College in Government and Astrophysics.


Hear from Ethan on this episode of the 1050 Bascom Podcast!