Department of Political Science


Orlanda Ward

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Orlanda Ward

Teaching Fellow in Qualitative Methods


Orlanda Ward is Teaching Fellow in Qualitative Methods and an ESRC-funded Political Science PhD candidate at the School of Public Policy. She has previously served as a Teaching Fellow in Quantitative Methods within the department.

Her research interests span many aspects of gender and politics, particularly women’s political representation, intersectionality, and the nexus of gender, media and politics. Her thesis considers the effects of ethnicity and gender on the quality and quantity of campaign coverage received by political candidates in the US and UK.

She has recently served as a Research Assistant to LSE’s Gender and Power Commission, and been appointed as a Visiting Scholar at Rutgers University and the Center for American Women and Politics. Prior to commencing her PhD, Orlanda completed an MA in Gender Studies (UCL) and worked for a number of gender-focused NGOs and a frontbench female politician.