Department of Political Science


MPhil and PhD Students

Luca Bellodi

Luca Bellodi

Luca's research focuses on bureaucratic influence over politicians and legislation. In particular, he investigates the influence of independent regulatory authorities on the liberalisation of the railway industry in Europe.

Email: luca.bellodi.17@ucl.ac.uk


Matilda Carter

Matilda is a PhD student in Political Theory. Matilda’s research pertains to the implications of dementia and an ageing society on contemporary political philosophy. 

Email: matilda.carter.15@ucl.ac.uk

Jennifer Hodge

Jennifer Hodge

Jennifer's doctoral study focuses on the conditions under which civilians in war-torn states challenge the use of violence by mobilizing and participating in anti-war campaigns. 

Email: jennifer.hodge.18@ucl.ac.uk

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Angelica Johansson

She is focusing her PhD on the politics of climate change loss and damage, more specifically how the science of climate change attribution can affect political power relations on an international level within the UNFCCC. 

Email: uctqkl2@ucl.ac.uk


Kasim Khorasanee

Kasim’s research focuses on the phenomenon of open-mindedness from normative and empirical psychological perspectives. In particular, its relevance for elected representatives and our overall normative justifications for democracy.

Email: k.khorasanee@ucl.ac.uk


Finn Klebe

Finn's research assesses the impact of radical flanks on nonviolent resistance movements by scrutinising their emergence and level of integration


Hannah McHugh

Hannah's PhD in Political Theory focusses on the connection between the republican conception of social justice and relational egalitarianism, structural injustices and status inequalities.

Email: Hannah.mchugh.16@ucl.ac.uk


Alice Moore

Alice’s doctoral research examines the ways in which the size and scope of government contracts influence accountability and public participation in the services they deliver. 



Ben Morgan

Ben is researching bureaucratic effectiveness and political failure, with a case study focus on migration and border control.

Email: b.morgan.12@ucl.ac.uk

Jay O'Connor

Jay O'Connor

Jay’s research, under the supervision of Prof David Coen and Dr Colin Provost, focuses on democratic accountability and the governance of health and social care in England. 

Email: j.o'connor.12@ucl.ac.uk


Dušan Rebolj

Dušan’s research, currently in its early stages, focuses on the normative implications of power for neorepublican and epistemic democratic theory.

Email: dusan.rebolj.19@ucl.ac.uk


Antonio Reyes-Gonzalez

Antonio’s research looks at the underlying social processes that drive cross-sector collaboration between public and non-public actors in the board of directors of global multi-stakeholder partnerships.

Email: antonio.reyes.16@ucl.ac.uk


Yilin Su

Yilin’s research focuses on how non-violent repression affect social movement participants and bystanders in illiberal regimes, with a specific focus on East/Southeast Asia. 

Email: yilin.su@ucl.ac.uk


Pablo Torres

Pablo's research seeks to study how governments deal with the trade-off between political control and autonomy in the context of state-owned enterprises.

Email: p.torres.20@ucl.ac.uk

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Sigrid Weber

Sigrid’s research focuses on internal forced migration, local conflict dynamics, and territorial control in civil wars.

Email: s.weber.17@ucl.ac.uk