Department of Political Science


Professor Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson
Professor of Political Behaviour & Dean, UCL Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences

EA: shs.dean@ucl.ac.uk 


Jennifer Hudson is Professor of Political Behaviour, Dean for the Faculty of Social & Historical Sciences, and Acting Vice-Dean for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion at UCL. She is also the Director of the Development Engagement Lab (DEL), a multi-country research programme working in partnership with over 30 international development NGOs and government ministries to analyse and understand public support for aid and sustainable development. 

Professor Hudson earned a PhD (MA) in Political Science from the University of California Riverside, and a MA in Social Science from California State University, San Bernardino.

Professor Hudson co-hosted our podcast "UCL Uncovering Politics" between 2020 and 2021. You can listen to her here:
S2 Ep10 | Ideas of Democracy
S2 Ep2 | Trump's Legacy and the Biden Presidency


She has published on a wide range of topics analysing elite and mass political behaviour, including public opinion and engagement with development; support for foreign aid; and parliamentary campaigns and elections. Jennifer’s research has been funded by the Gates Foundation, Economic and Social Research Council, Danish Council for Independent Research, Nuffield Foundation and Leverhulme Trust.


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