Professor Jennifer Hudson
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:
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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.
- 2021. 'Human Rights Violations, Political Conditionality and Public Attitudes to Foreign Aid: Evidence from Survey Experiments' Political Studies
- 2020. 'A Populist Paradox? How Brexit Softened Anti-Immigration Attitudes.' British Journal of Political Science.
- 2020. 'Not one, but many publics: Public engagement with global development.' Development in Practice.
- 2019. 'Making and unmaking cosmopolitans: An experimental test of the mediating role of emotions in international development appeals.' Social Science Quarterly.
- 2019. 'Two Strategies for Building a Personal Vote: Personalized representation in the UK and Denmark.' Electoral Studies.
- 2019. 'Which personality fits personalised representation?' Party Politics.
- 2017. 'All change in the House? The profile of candidates and MPs in the 2015 British general election.' Parliamentary Affairs: devoted to all aspects of parliamentary democracy.
- 2017. 'We Spend How Much? Misperceptions, Innumeracy, and Support for the Foreign Aid in the United States and Great Britain.' Journal of Experimental Political Science.
- 2015. 'Tweeting Alone? An Analysis of Bridging and Bonding Social Capital in Online Networks.' American Politics Research., 43 (4), 708-738.
- 2013. 'Parties heed (with caution): Public knowledge of and attitudes towards party finance in Britain.' Party Politics, 19 (1), 41-60.
- 2012. ‘Parties Heed (with caution): Public Knowledge of and Attitudes towards Party Finance in Britain’ (with Justin Fisher). Party Politics.
- 2012. ‘A Mile Wide and an Inch Deep’: A Review and Critique of Extant Surveys on Public Opinion and Development (with D Hudson). International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning (4: 1): 5-23.
- 2011. Newspaper Reporting and Public Perceptions of Party Finance in Britain: Knows Little, Learns Something? Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties 21(4): 473-496.
- 2011. ‘The Americanization of British Politics? Trends in Negative Advertising, 1964-2005’. British Politics 6(1): 52-77.
- 2011. ‘Why Both Theory and Empirics Suggest there is More than One Form of Trust: A Reply to Hooghe’ (with Justin Fisher & Andrew Tucker). British Journal of Politics and International Relations 13(2): 276-281.
- 2010. ‘Does one Trust Judgement Fit All? Linking Theory and Empirics’ (with Justin Fisher & Andrew Tucker). British Journal of Politics and International Relations 12(2): 161-188.
- 2010. ‘The Influence of Promotional Activity and Different Electoral Systems on Voter Turnout: A Study of the UK and German Euro Elections’ (with Amy Whitelock & Jeryl Whitelock). European Journal of Marketing 44(3/4): 401-420.
- 2009. ‘The Righteous Considereth the Cause of the Poor’? Public Attitudes towards Poverty in Developing Countries’ (with David Hudson). Political Studies 58(3): 389-409.
- 2007. ‘Parties in an Anti-Party State: The Case of California’. (with Shaun Bowler) Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties 17(2): 143-163.
- 2006. ‘Barriers to Participation, Voter Sophistication, and Candidate Spending Choices in U.S. Senate Elections’ (with Martin Johnson & Shaun Bowler). British Journal of Political Science 36(4): 745-758.
- 2019. 'International Development NGOs, Fundraising Appeals, and Public Attitudes of UK-Africa Relations.' In D. Beswick, J. Fisher, G. Harrison (Eds.), Britain and Africa in the 21st Century: Between Ambition and Pragmatism. Manchester University Press.
- 2018. 'Political knowledge: Measurement, misinformation and turnout.' In J. Fisher,, E. Fieldhouse, M. Franklin, R. Gibson, M. Cantijoch, C. Wlezien (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Elections, Voting Behavior and Public Opinion (pp. 369-382). Routledge.
- 2018. 'Political Recruitment Under Pressure: MPs and candidates.' In P. Cowley, D. Kavanagh (Eds.), The British General Election of 2017. Basingstoke: Palgrave. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-95936-8
- 2014. 'Conclusions: A very British episode?' The Political Costs of the 2009 British MPs' Expenses Scandal (pp. 196-203). doi:10.1057/9781137034557_10
- 2014. 'Information matters: Public support for overseas aid.' In P. Cowley, R. Ford (Eds.), Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box (pp. 29-32). Biteback.
- 2014. 'Should i stay or should i go? The impact of the expenses scandal on MPs’ decisions to stand down.' The Political Costs of the 2009 British MPs' Expenses Scandal (pp. 62-87). doi:10.1057/9781137034557_4
- 2014. 'The 2009 British MPs’ expenses scandal: Origins, evolution and consequences.' The Political Costs of the 2009 British MPs' Expenses Scandal (pp. 1-26). doi:10.1057/9781137034557_1
- 2011. ‘Playing by the Rules: The 2009 MPs’ Expenses Scandal’. In Dominic Wring, Roger Mortimore and Simon Atkinson, eds., Political Communication in Britain: The Leader Debates, the Campaign and the Media in the 2010 General Election (Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan), pp. 241-260.
- 2010. ‘Campaign Advertising’, in The Encyclopedia of Political Science, George Thomas Kurian, James E. Alt, Simone Chambers, Geoffrey Garrett, Margaret Levi, and Paula D. McClain (eds). Washington, DC: CQ Press.
- 2007. ‘Party Advertising in the 2005 British General Election’. In Dominic Wring, Jane Green, Roger Mortimore, and Simon Atkinson (eds.) Political Communications. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 65-78. [ISBN: 978-0-230-00130-5]
- 2005. ‘The Politics of Electoral Systems: The United States’. (with Shaun Bowler & Todd Donovan). In Michael Gallagher and Paul Mitchell (eds.) The Politics of Electoral Systems. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 185-205.
- 2014. 'The political costs of the 2009 British MPs’ expenses scandal.' Palgrave Macmillan, London