PGCAP completion & Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Following the completion of my first teaching certificate a few years ago, I have now successfully completed my ‘Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice‘ (PGCAP) that I started during my time at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) in early 2017. The PGCAP is based on the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and equips holders with the…

Call for Papers: Political leaders and leadership in illiberal democracies, semi-democratic and authoritarian regimes

Call for Papers: Political leaders and leadership in illiberal democracies, semi-democratic and authoritarian regimes ECPR General Conference in Hamburg, 22-25 August 2018 This panel will be part of the section “Aftermath and Outputs; Political Elites, Leaders and their Consequences” organised by the ECPR Standing Group on Elites and Political Leadership. Panel description Regimes that diverge…

Party novelty and congruence – New article co-authored with Allan Sikk published in Party Politics

A new article co-authored by Allan Sikk (UCL) and me has just been published in Party Politics. In it, we propose a new three-dimensional approach to party newness and an interval index of party congruence/novelty. Building on this, we also propose a split-vote-by-congruence (SBC) approach to electoral volatility that employs the index. Four elections from different…

New job at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

After 8.5 years in the UK as MA student, PhD candidate and postdoc, I will move back to Germany and take up a new post as Research Fellow (‘wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter’) in the Research Group in Comparative Government and German Politics at Leibniz University Hannover, led by Professor Christoph Hoennige, on 1 February 2018. In Hannover,…

Launch of my book “Presidential Activism and Veto Power in Central and Eastern Europe” at UCL SSEES – 8 December 2017

You are all cordially invited to join me for the launch of my book “Presidential Activism and Veto Power in Central and Eastern Europe” (Palgrave, 2017): 8th December 2017 18:00-19:00, followed by a wine & snacks reception UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies 16 Taviton Steet, London WC1H 0BW This book is one of…