Distinguished Professor of Political Science
309 Hamilton Hall
Office Hours: Tuesday 3:30 – 5:45PM and Thursday 4:45 – 5:45PM
Gary Marks is Burton Craige Professor of Political Science at UNC-Chapel Hill and a Robert Schuman Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence. He was educated in England and received his Ph.D. from Stanford University. In 2010 he was awarded a Humboldt Forschungspreis (Humboldt Research Prize) and he was the recipient of a €2.5 million Advanced European Research Council grant (2010-2015). In 2017 he received the Daniel Elazar Distinguished Federalism Scholar Award of the APSA. He co-founded the UNC Center for European Studies and EU Center of Excellence in 1994 and 1998, respectively. Marks has had fellowships at the Free University of Berlin, the Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg, Pompeu Fabra, the Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna, Sciences Po, Konstanz University, McMaster University, the University of Twente, and was National Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Between 2004 and 2016, he also held the Chair in Multilevel Governance at the VU Amsterdam. Beginning in 2016 he has been recurring Robert Schuman Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence.
His teaching and research are chiefly in comparative politics and international organization. He has published over 65 articles and books with 65 or more scholarly citations. His (co-)authored books include Multi-Level Governance and European Integration (2001); It Didn’t Happen Here: Why Socialism Failed in the United States (2001); and, most recently, four co-authored books that set out a postfunctionalist theory of governance, Measuring Regional Authority (2016); Community, Scale, and Regional Governance (2016); Measuring International Authority (2017); and A Theory of International Organization (2019).