Political Science

Erik Tillman

(773) 325-4131
990 West Fullerton, room 2215

Curriculum Vitae


I joined the DePaul faculty in 2010. I received my PhD in Political Science from Emory University in 2005 and previously taught at the University of Nebraska. I teach classes in comparative politics and international relations, in particular West European politics, the European Union, comparative elections and voting behavior, and comparative political economy. My research examines the effects of European integration on citizen attitudes and voting behavior in national elections. I look forward to working with students interested in comparative politics, European politics and the European Union, and elections and public opinion across the globe.


PSC 150 Introduction to Comparative Politics
PSC 245 Foreign Policies of Western Europe
PSC 250 Western European Politics
PSC 340 The European Union
PSC 359 European Economics and Politics
LSP 112 Focal Point: Eurozone Crisis and Future of Europe
LSP 120 Math and Technological Literacy

Scholarly Activities - Recent Publications

“Support for the Euro, Political Knowledge, and Voting Behavior in the 2001 and 2005 UK General Elections.” European Union Politics Volume 13, Issue 3 (2012): 367-89.

“Clarity of Responsibility Beyond the Pocketbook: How Political Institutions Condition EU Issue Voting.” Comparative Political Studies Volume 44, Issue 3 (2011): 339-63 (with Catherine E. de Vries & Erica E. Edwards).

“European Union Issue Voting in East and West Europe: The Role of Political Context.” Comparative European Politics Volume 9, Issue 1: 1-17 (with Catherine E. de Vries).

“Do Voters Reward and Punish Governments for Changes in Income Tax Policy?” Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties Volume 19, Issue 3: 313-331 (with Baekkwan Park).

“Economic Judgments, Party Choice, and Voter Abstention in Cross-National Perspective.” Comparative Political Studies Volume 41, Issue 9 (2008): 1290-1309.

“Exposure to European Union Policies and Support for Membership in the Candidate Countries.” Political Research Quarterly Volume 60, Issue 3: 391-400. (with Özlem Elgün).

Erik R. Tillman. 2004. “The European Union at the Ballot Box? European Integration and Voting Behavior in the New Member States.” Comparative Political Studies Volume 37, Issue 5: 590-610.