Department of Political Science


Dr Judith Spirig

Judith Spirig
Lecturer in Political Science
Room: 3.04, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Email: j.spirig@ucl.ac.uk

Judith Spirig is a Lecturer in Political Science at University College London. Previously, she was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute and a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Zurich, where she also obtained her PhD in 2018. During her PhD, she was a visiting research student at the London School of Economics’s Government Department and Stanford University’s Department of Political Science. She has a BA in philosophy and business and economics from the University of Basel and an MSc in international development and humanitarian emergencies from the London School of Economics and Political Science.


In her research, Judith seeks to find answers to questions about the determinants and consequences of exclusionary attitudes (in particular immigration attitudes) and judicial behaviour by leveraging in-depth case knowledge and quasi-experimental research designs. To do so, she collects novel data, employs both qualitative and quantitative methods and increasingly draws on historical records. A list of past and ongoing projects can be found here.