BiographyI have conducted field research in United Kingdom, Italy, and the United States, and my research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including International Interactions, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Middle East Journal, and Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs. My monograph, Western Muslims and Conflicts Abroad was published by Routledge in 2016 (flyer), and my work has been translated in Turkish. I previously held positions at the University of Delaware, and Washington College (Maryland).
Languages: Fluent: Latvian (native) and Russian; Intermediate: French; Beginner: Mandarin Chinese.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
My specific research interests include diasporic and ethnic politics, humanitarian intervention, international security, causes of political violence, Muslims and minorities in the West, and transatlantic relations.
Traveling, running, tennis and learning languages.
Published: Mar 05, 2017 by International Interactions
Authors: Grillo, Michael; Pupcenoks, Juris
Abstract International relations (IR) studies on humanitarian intervention have debated both the nature and strength of intervention norms. This article contributes to this debate by exploring under what conditions individuals are willing to support military humanitarian intervention (MHI) and the psychological factors that influence whether, and the degree to which individuals support MHI. Taking a psychological approach, we hypothesized ...
Published: Mar 05, 2016 by Minority Voting in the United States
Authors: Pupcenoks, Juris; Senzai, Farid
This book chapter critically evaluates the evolution of Muslim political participation in Detroit.
Published: Mar 05, 2013 by Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs
Authors: Pupcenoks, Juris; McCabe, Ryan
This paper examines the impact that radical right wing populist groups and hard-line Islamist groups have on each other and on political developments in the UK. In the UK, recent years have witnessed an emergence of a number of right-wing populist groups, notably the English Defense League. Such groups frequently see themselves in opposition to fringe conservative Islamist groups such as Islam4UK, a recent offshoot of the defunct Islamist group al-Muhajiroun.
Published: Mar 05, 2012 by Nationalism and Ethnic Politics
Authors: Pupcenoks, Juris
This article argues that American Arab-Muslim political mobilization in response to conflicts abroad is predominantly influenced by their ethnic divisions and sectarian cleavages rather than shared religious commonalities. The article provides an analysis of Detroit's Arab- Muslim reactions to the conflicts in the Middle East from 2001–2009.
Published: Mar 05, 2012 by Middle East Journal
Authors: Pupcenoks, Juris
Subjects: Middle East Studies
This article compares and contrasts democratic Islamization in Pakistan and Turkey, two countries where Islamic parties came to power through electoral means. Based on a comparative analysis of these experiences, this article will make the case that democratic Islamization can be best understood through a three-fold approach focusing on Islamization of educational systems, economies, and social policies.
Published: Mar 05, 2017