Dr Despina Alexiadou is a Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow.
Previously she held posts at the University of Pittsburgh, University of Warwick, and Duke University. She is the author of Ideologues, Partisans and Loyalists. Ministers and Policymaking in Parliamentary Cabinets (Oxford University Press 2016). Her research explores and theorises the process of policy-making in parliamentary democracies. She has published on a range of issues that span the fields of comparative and international political economy such as the role of individual politicians and of technocrats in social welfare and economic policy, whether parties’ electoral promises shape policy in multiparty cabinets, the effect of financial crises on ministerial appointments, among others.
She teaches the core postgraduate course in comparative public policy.
Dr Sebastian Dellepiane Avellaneda is a Senior Lecturer who joined the department in March 2012. He holds a MA in Political Economy and a PhD in Government from the University of Essex, and has research interests in Comparative Political Economy, Politics of Economic Policy and Institutions,
Political Economy of Growth and Development, and Public Opinion, Political Competition & Policy Representation. His publications appear in World Development, Journal of Public Policy, and Studies in Comparative International Development. A leading instructor of qualitative methods, he is a regular guest lecturer at the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis, the Institute of Development Policy and Management in Antwerp, the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, and the German Development Institute in Bonn.
At Strathclyde, Sebastian teaches postgraduate courses in qualitative methods and European Political economy.
Caner Bakır is an Professor of political science with particular emphasis on international and comparative economy, and public policy and administration of the College of Administrative Sciences and Economics at Koç University and co-director of the Center for Globalization, Peace and Democratic Governance (GLODEM). He joined Koç University in September 2004 from Monash University where he was an Assistant Lecturer in its Accounting and Finance Department. Prior to this, he worked for Agricultural Bank of Türkiye as a banking specialist. His qualifications are Bachelor of Public Administration and Politics from the Middle East Technical University, Graduate Diploma in Money, Banking and Finance from Banking School, Master of International Political Economy from the University of Warwick, and a PhD in Politics from Monash University. Caner’s interdisciplinary and comparative research and teaching interests are in international and comparative political economy, public policy and administration, and international business.
Dr Gabriela Borz joined the School of Government and Public Policy as a Lecturer in September 2013. She received her MA and PhD in Political Science in 2009 from the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. Her main research interests relate to Comparative Government, Parties and Party Systems, Political Representation, Constitutionalism, European Union Politics, and Quantitative Methods.
She is engaged in a number of projects, including one on comparative party factionalism in Europe enquiring into the types of factionalism and linking them with the external institutional and internal organisational settings in which parties operate.
Her publications appear in outlets such as Party Politics, European Political Science Review, and the British Journal of Political Science.
At the postgraduate level, she teaches courses in the politics of the European Union.
Dr Heinz Brandenburg is a Senior Lecturer and PGR Director.
His research focuses on elections, party politics, political communication and the consequences of ideological (mis)representation. His work has appeared in journals such as the British Journal of Political Science, Party Politics, European Political Science Review and Political Studies. As part of http://www.cohesify.eu/, a Horizon 2020 Project investigating the impact of EU Cohesion policy on European identity, he was responsible for design and fielding of a citizen survey across seventeen regions in twelve EU member states.
He teaches core postgraduate courses in research design.
Ali Çarkoğlu is Professor in Political Science. He holds a PhD in Political Sciences, from SUNY-Binghamton,(1994), an MA in Economics from Rutgers University,(1989), an MA in Economics from Boğaziçi University, (1988) and a BA in Economics from Boğaziçi University,(1986).
Professor Çarkoğlu teaches comparative politics, public choice theory, voting behavior, Turkish politics, research design and methods, basic statistics and regression methods, regression methods for categorical dependent variables, survey methods, social network analysis. His recent research focuses on voting behavior, party systems and political parties, religiosity, social capital, public opinion, Turkish politics.
Dr. Gunes Ertan is an Assistant Professor of International Affairs at Koç University. She received her Ph.D. from Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at University of Pittsburgh in 2013 with a specialization on Public Policy.
Dr Catherine Eschle is a senior lecturer in the School of Government and Public Policy, where she teaches in the broad areas of international relations and feminist theory.
Her research focuses on the theory and practice of the contemporary feminist movement, on the one hand, and the gender politics and role of feminism in other movements (particularly anti-austerity and anti-nuclear organising), on the other. She has published in diverse journals, including Political Studies, International Studies Quarterly, Security Dialogue and European Journal of Politics and Gender. She was co-editor of the International Feminist journal of Politics 2006-2011 and is currently Member-at-Large for the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies section of the International Studies Association.
She teaches postgraduate courses in the areas of feminist theory.
Dr Fabrizio De Francesco joined the School of Government and Public Policy in 2012 and holds a PhD from the University of Exeter in 2010.
He has research interests in Policy Diffusion, Policy Interdependence and the role of the OECD, Regulatory Reform, Regulatory Policy Appraisal, Good Governance Indicators, and Administrative Reform. He has publications in leading journals such as the Journal of European Public Policy, Public Administration, and the Journal of Comparative Public Policy Analysis. He regularly collaborates with high ranking officials at the OECD and is a member of a number of Italian based think tanks focused on improving governance.
He teaches the core postgraduate public policy class at Strathclyde.
Dr Max Gallop is a Lecturer in the School of Government and Public Policy focused on international relations, civil conflict, and methodology. His research currently focuses on three questions: first why do states choose violence rather than peaceful negotiation, second how does a more complex strategic environment impact our theories and measurement of violence, and third, how do we understand and measure state foreign policy preferences.
His work has appeared in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics.
He teaches postgraduate courses on international relations and the quantitative study of violent conflict.
Dr Zachary Greene is a Chancellor's Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the School of Government and Public Policy.
His research and teaching focuses on the role of intra-party politics in election campaigns and government policy-making using advanced quantitative research methods and quantitative text analysis. Dr Greene was previously a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Mannheim in the German Research Council (DFG) funded SFB 884 ``Political Economy of Reforms`` Research Center. He is an active participant in multiple international research groups including the Party Congress Research Group. His research has appeared in journals such as the British Journal of Political Science and the European Journal of Political Research.
He is interested in developing postgraduate courses in the areas of quantitative text analysis, comparative politics, and “big data” approaches to social science.
Dr Narisong Huhe, a Lecturer in the School of Government and Public Policy, is inspired by a central question: how can we understand the formation and impact of public attitude and opinion, particularly in those societies with rapid socioeconomic changes and technological advancements (e.g., the Internet and social media)? His research, accordingly, unfolds in two different yet closely related lines. The first line of research focuses on how various personal and contextual characteristics affect the formation of public opinion. The second then focuses on the potential impacts of new media (e.g., the Internet) on public opinion. His work has appeared in journals such as Political Research Quarterly, European Union Politics, and Government and Opposition.
He can teach postgraduate courses in the areas of social network analysis and public opinion.
Dr Richard Johnson is a lecturer in the School of Government and Public Policy and the Director of Post-Graduate Taught Courses.
His research focuses on the international arms trade. On the demand side, he investigates the linkages of the arms trade with conflict processes, human rights, and prestige. On the supply side, he investigates exporter decision-making in the US with a focus on comparisons of military sales and military aid and in the UK via examination of archival records from the 1960s on.
He has published in journals such as International Studies Quarterly, Conflict Management and Peace Science, and Defence and Peace Economics.
His research has been funded by the British International Studies Association.
He teaches postgraduate courses on contemporary international security and research design and has taught postgraduate courses on international institutions.
Professor Robert Mattes is a co-founder of, and Senior Adviser to Afrobarometer, a groundbreaking regular survey of public opinion in 35 African countries. He has also has helped to launch and run other major research projects such as the African Legislatures Project (Co-Principal Investigator), a systematic study of 17 African parliaments from 2008 to 2012, and the South African National Election Study (Principal Investigator), a series of post-election surveys dating back to 1994. He serves as a consultant for various donors and government agents based in South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
His research focusses on the development of democratic attitudes and practices in South Africa and across the continent. He is the co-author of Public Opinion, Democracy and Markets in Africa and of Growing Up Democratic: Does It Make A Difference? (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2016), and he has published in leading publications such as the American Journal of Political Science and the American Political Science Review.
He is interested in teaching postgraduate courses in comparative democratisation.
Professor Anthony McGann is author of Gerrymandering in America (2016 with Charles Anthony Smith, Michael Latner and Alex Keena), The Logic of Democracy (2006) and The Radical Right in Western Europe (with Herbert Kitschelt). Professor McGann studies the mechanics of democracy, from normative democratic theory, social choice theory, electoral systems and political economy. He also, along with former colleagues at the University of California Irvine, works on redistricting and gerrymandering in the United States. At the postgraduate level, he can teach courses on game theory, political parties, and macro-political behaviour.
Dr Neil McGarvey is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the School of Government & Public Policy.
He has published widely in the fields of British and Scottish politics, public sector management and local government. He has published numerous chapters, books and articles including Scottish Politics (Palgrave), journals such as Public Administration, Public Policy and Administration, Local Government Studies and recent book chapters in Routledge Handbook of Local Government, Handbook of Scottish Politics (Oxford University Press).
He can teach and advise postgraduate students in the areas of British and Scottish politics and domestic public policy and administration.
Ziya Öniş is a Professor in the Department of Economics, Koç University.
Dr Öniş had a Ph.D. degree from Manchester University, and M.A. degree from London School of Economics.
He received TÜBİTAK Bilim Ödülü (2009), TÜBİTAK and included in Who's Who in Türkiye, 9th edition and the new edition of ' 2000 Outstanding People of the 21st Century' published by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England. Also, Professor Öniş selected To TÜBITAK's Social Science Research Committee (SOBAG).
He teaches postgraduate courses.
Dr Stratos Patrikios is a Senior Lecturer who specialises in the study of religion and politics, with a particular focus on political behaviour, church-state relations, and the internal politics of organised religions.
His research has been funded by various organisations, such as the Applied Quantitative Methods Network, the British Academy, the Carnegie Trust and the Economic and Social Research Council. He has published in academic journals including the Journal of Peace Research, Parliamentary Affairs, Political Behavior, Socio-Economic Review and South European Society & Politics.
He can teach postgraduate courses in political behaviour and research methods
Dr Stefanie Reher is a Lecturer and Chancellor's Fellow at the School of Government and Public Policy, where she predominantly teaches quantitative research methods.
Her research focuses on public opinion, political behaviour, and political representation. Her most recent publications (in Comparative Political Studies and the European Journal of Political Research) analyse how factors such as civil society engagement and political institutions influence democratic representation. She is currently working on several research and public engagement projects, including a report for the UK Government Equalities Office, about the role of disability in political engagement and representation. She has researched and taught at different institutions in the UK, Italy, Denmark, and Germany.
She teaches postgraduate courses in advanced quantitative methods and comparative behaviour.
Bahar Rumelili is Professor in International Relations. She holds a PhD in Political Sciences, from University of Minnesota (2002), a double major in Business Administration and Political Science & International Relations from Boğaziçi University (1996).
Professor Rumelili teaches International Relations Theory, Identity and Foreign Policy of the European Union, Institutions and Politics of the European Union. Her recent research focuses on European integration, European Foreign Policy, International relations theory, Conflict Resolution.
Dr Wolfgang Rüdig is a Reader in Politics.
His main research interest is the comparative study of political behaviour. He is currently directing a major research project on election candidates as part of the Comparative Candidates Survey (CCS) research network. His other research projects include cross-national surveys of party members and the study of contemporary social movements.
He can teach postgraduate courses on political behaviour and political parties.
Professor Thomas Scotto is Head of the School of Government and Public Policy and a political scientist with interests in research methods and the study of public opinion and political behaviour.
From 2007-2016, he was a member of the Department of Government at the University of Essex where he was the recipient of multiple teaching awards from the Essex Student Union. His consultancies include work on the development of ``open government`` indicators for the OECD, on ``Parliamentary Strengthening`` projects in Mozambique, Ukraine, and Georgia, and on survey design work in the United States and United Kingdom. He currently is part of a pan-European team, which secured funding from the Volkswagen foundation to conduct surveys of citizens' foreign policy attitudes across Europe. His existing work on the topic appears in peer reviewed journals such as the European Journal of Political Research and International Studies Quarterly.
At the postgraduate level, he teaches courses in applied quantitative methods, political behaviour, and research design.
Dr Mark Shephard is a senior lecturer with a broad range of teaching and research interests including legislatures, media, campaigns, youth politics, elite and public opinion and behaviours, particularly opinions and behaviours that are less than optimal both in parliaments and on social media.
He has delivered two Tedx talks on his social media research and has contributed to numerous committee inquiries on social media. He has published in a variety of journals including: Electoral Studies; Political Studies; Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties. His current research is funded by WhatsApp and examines online networks and behaviour in relation to fake news. His research is both qualitative and quantitative and invariably makes use of a range of mixed-methods from surveys to content analysis to experiments.
He can teach postgraduate courses in research design, qualitative and quantitative methods, and political behaviour.
Dr Jun Koga Sudduth is a lecturer of Government and Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde. She received her Ph.D. in political science from Emory University.
Her research focuses on political violence, authoritarian politics, leader survival and the linkages between domestic politics and foreign policy. Her most recent work focuses on who holds leaders accountable during civil war, with a particular focus on regime insiders’ incentives to oust the leader. She is also interested in the process of consolidation of power in dictatorships, focusing on a dictator’s willingness and abilities to purge rival civilian elites.
She has published articles in the Comparative Political Studies, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, and elsewhere. Her research has been funded by the British Academy/Leverhulme, the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, and the Research Council of Norway.
She teaches postgraduate courses in quantitative methods and international relations.
Kamil Yılmaz is a Professor in the Department of Economics, Koç University.
He holds a Ph.D.,in Economics, University of Maryland, College Park, 1992, and M.A., Economics, University of Maryland, College Park, 1990. His research focuses on Financial Econometrics, Network Economics, International Economics, Macroeconomics.
He teaches core postgraduate courses in Economics.
Dr. Erdem Yörük is an Assistant Professor at Koç University.
He holds a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, Department of Sociology, 2012 and M.A., Johns Hopkins University, Department of Sociology, 2009. His research focuses on social welfare, social movements, political sociology and historical sociology.