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Project team

Prof Susan Banducci, University of Exeter, UK.

Susan is a Principal Investigator for the project.

Susan Banducci is a Professor and Director of the Exeter Q-Step Centre, Director of Research. Susan’s research interests are in the areas of comparative political behaviour, media, and political communication.

Susan’s current research projects and full profile can be found here.

Prof Katharine Tyler, University of Exeter, UK.

Katharine is a partner on the project.

Katharine Tyler is a Professor (Anthropology). Katharine’s research falls within the interdisciplinary area of critical race and ethnicity studies, with a particular focus on the formation of white racial identities, social class, postcolonialism and Britishness.

Katherine’s current research projects and full profile can be found here.

Dr Liz Ablett, University of Exeter, UK.

Liz is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the project.

Liz’s research interests include feminist epistemologies and feminist theories, left politics in Britain, gender in work and organisations, and institutional ethnography.

Dr Kaitlin Senk, University of Exeter, UK. 

Kaitlin is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the project.

Kaitlin's current research investigates women's representation globally. Specifically, she focuses on women's presence in legislatures, how institutions condition women's representation, the policies women work on, and how voters respond to women's representation.

Kaitlin’s current research projects and full profile can be found here.

Julia van Zijl, University of Exeter, UK.

Julia is a PhD Student on the project.

Her research explores violence against women in politics. Julia is also a Junior Teaching Fellow at the University College Maastricht. Her research areas are in political participation, gender and politics, comparative politics, Middle Eastern studies and social movements.

Dr Sofia Collignon, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.

Sofia is a partner on the project. 

Sofia Collignon is a Lecturer in Political Communication. Sofia's main research interests include a) the study of candidates, elections, and parties in general; b) harassment and intimidation of political elites, and c) violence against women in politics.

Sofia’s current research projects and full profile can be found here.

Dr Marta Fraile, Institute of Public Goods and Policies (IPP), Spain.

Marta is a partner on the project. 

Marta Fraile is a political scientist and her research spans across the fields of public opinion, media effects, political participation, and gender & politics.

Marta’s current research projects and full profile can be found here.

Dr Daphne van der Pas, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Daphne is a partner on the project. 

Daphne van der Pas is assistant professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Her research focuses on the interaction between media and politics, political underrepresentation, political leadership, and gender in politics.

Daphne’s current research projects and full profile can be found here.

Prof Ali Çarkoğlu, Koç University, Turkey.

Ali is a partner on the project. 

Ali Çarkoğlu is currently a professor of political science at Koç University. He received his Ph. D. at the State University of New York-Binghamton in 1994. He previously taught at Boğaziçi and Sabancı universities in Istanbul. He was a resident fellow in 2008-2009 at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS). His areas of research interest include voting behavior, elections, public opinion and party politics in Turkey. He is the founding director of the Center for Survey Research at Koç University (https://csr.ku.edu.tr/home).

Ali's full CV can be found here.

Dr Esra İşsever Ekinci, Koç University, Turkey.

Esra is a a partner on the project.

Esra İşsever Ekinci is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the Koç University. Her research areas are Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Institutions, Electoral Systems, Political Parties, Legislative Behavior. 

Esra’s current research projects and full profile can be found here.