Dr Ben Noble
Lecturer in Russian Politics
- Joined UCL
- 1st Sep 2017
Ben's current research focuses on the law-making process during the legislative stage of policy-making in authoritarian regimes. His empirical work is centred on states of the former Soviet Union. He has other research interests, including the politics of criminal law policy-making in Russia, Russian regional politics, and budgeting dynamics in non-democratic states.
Ben received a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award in 2019-20 for a project looking at moments of legislative closure in non-democratic states.
Undergraduate courses (co-)taught:
SESS0006 Understanding and Analysing Data
SESS0017 Understanding Politics II: How Politics Works
SESS0030 Russian Politics and Society
SESS0034 Researching Politics and Society
Postgraduate courses (co-)taught:
SEES0107 Understanding and Analysing Data
SEES0116 Political Analysis
Ben completed his doctorate at the University of Oxford in 2016, with a dissertation on the politics of lawmaking in contemporary Russia, which was awarded the Walter Bagehot Prize by the Political Studies Association. From 2015 to 2017, he held a Junior Research Fellowship at New College, Oxford. Since 2017, he has been a Senior Researcher at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow.