Paul Kenny is research fellow of political and social change at the Australian National University.

His current research examines the causes and consequences of populism, xenophobia, and ethnocentrism. He is completing a book manuscript that examines the causes of populist success in patronage-based democracies, using evidence from India and elsewhere in Asia.

Paul obtained his PhD in political science at Yale University and has taught at ANU since 2013. He was previously assistant professor of political science at Trinity College Dublin.