Eric Kaufmann

Professor of Politics at Birkbeck, University of London, and author

Eric Kaufmann is Professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. He was a Fellow in the Religion in International Affairs Program, Belfer Center, Kennedy School, Harvard, 2008-9.

In 2008 he won the Richard Rose Prize of the Political Studies Association for a scholar under 40.

He is the author of Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth: Demography and Politics in the 21st Century (Profile Books, 2010) and co-editor, with Jack Goldstone and Monica Toft, of Political Demography: How Population Changes are Reshaping International Security and National Politics (Oxford University Press, 2012).

In addition, he has written The Rise and Fall of Anglo-America: the Decline of Dominant Ethnicity in the United States (Harvard University Press, 2004), The Orange Order: A Contemporary Northern Irish History (Oxford University Press, 2007, 2009), with Henry Patterson, Unionism and Orangeism in Northern Ireland since 1945 (Manchester University Press 2007) and edited Rethinking Ethnicity: Majority Groups and Dominant Minorities (Routledge 2004).

An editor of the journal Nations & Nationalism, he has also written on religion and demography for Newsweek International, Foreign Policy and Prospect magazines. He may be found on the web at