Dr. Mercille’s is attached to the UCD School of Geography. His research focuses on political economy, US foreign policy, media bias, geopolitics, economic crisis, and drug policy, from a critical political economy perspective. He has published extensively on those subjects in peer-reviewed journals, book manuscripts, as well as in the media.
He received his PhD in 2007 from UCLA (Los Angeles, USA) in geography (geopolitics and US foreign policy). He previously received an MA from the University of Kentucky (Lexington, USA) in geography, and a BA from McGill University (Montreal, Canada) in International Development Studies and Political Science.
In addition to his academic writing, he is a columnist for The Sunday Business Post, The Journal.ie and Broadsheet.ie. and regularly appears on television and radio as an expert on current affairs.