Michael is a first-year PhD student at the Department of Political Science, supervised by Prof. Ben Lauderdale, Dr Jack Blumenau and Dr Katerina Tertytchnaya.
Michael is a first-year PhD student at the Department of Political Science, supervised by Prof. Ben Lauderdale, Dr Jack Blumenau and Dr Katerina Tertytchnaya. He holds an MSc in Political Science and Political Economy from the London School of Economics, a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Durham University, and spent a year studying abroad at the University of Hong Kong. Prior to starting his PhD, he worked in the UK Treasury as a policy advisor in the areas of industrial policy (2018-20) and pensions tax (2020-21).
PhD title and short abstract
Title: When do political outsiders succeed in changing public discourse?
Short abstract: This project aims to advance our understanding of the conditions under which political outsiders can successfully gain attention and reframe public debate, primarily using quantitative text analysis of public discursive forums, including social media, news-media and parliamentary debate.
Protests and social movements, public discourse, agenda-setting, framing, quantitative text analysis
- Comparative Politics, Political Economy and Political Behaviour
- Conflict and Change
2020/21: Principles of Economics (KCL Political Economy Department) Graduate Teaching Assistant – Seminars, Term 2