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- Senior Lecturer
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I studied Russian and French at the University of Leeds and worked in Russia and the Czech Republic before returning to the UK to complete a Masters in Social Science and a PhD at the University of Birmingham. I joined UCL-SSEES in 2003 having previously worked as Lecturer in Politics at Brunel University, West London.
I am a political scientist specialising in the politics of Central and Eastern Europe. My research focuses primarily on issues relating to political parties and democracy in the region
My research interests include: the formation and disintegration of parties; the comparative politics of the centre-right in Central and Eastern Europe; and the emergence of new anti-establishment parties across Europe. I have also published work on the political representation of older people in Eastern Europe. I have a longstanding in-depth interest in the politics of the Czech Republic.
I would welcome PhD and MRes proposals related to the following themes:
* new parties in Europe (especially anti-establishment parties and movements)
* democracy and political parties
* backsliding and hollowing out of democracy in Central and Eastern Europe;
* anti-politics, depoliticisation, alternatives to party government
* mixed methods in comparative research
* local and sub-national comparisons
* application of ethnographic methods to political parties.
I currently teach or/and contribute to
Governance and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe (MA);
Comparative Analysis in Political and Social Research (MA)
Theories of Social and Political Research (MA);
Advanced Qualitative Methods (MA);
Politics and Society in Central and Eastern Europe (BA);
Democracy and Democratization (BA).
Comparative Politics (BA)
|01-SEP-1999 – 31-AUG-2003||Lecturer in Politics||Department of Government||Brunel University, United Kingdom|
|2000||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy – Russian and French Literature||University of Birmingham|
|1995||MSci||Master of Natural Science – Russian and East European studies||University of Birmingham|
|1992||BA||Bachelor of Arts – Russian and French Literature||University of Leeds|