Dr Lamprini Rori
My research interests are in the areas of comparative politics, political behaviour, party politics and political communication. I am a member of the Centre for Elections, Media and Participation (CEMaP) and the Press Officer of the Greek Political Science Group (GPSG) of the Political Studies Association. My current projects focus on the electoral rise of the far right in Europe, the role of emotions in radicalisation, the role of trust in the formation of media habits and the dynamics of political networks in social media. I offer courses on comparative politics, political psychology of the masses, political sociology and research design.
My research interests are in the areas of comparative politics, political behaviour, party politics and political communication. They include the demise of social democracy, the rise of the far right in Europe, online political networks, the professionalization of political communication and the role of emotions in political behaviour.
I am able to supervise research students in comparative politics, party politics and party systems, electoral behaviour, far right and far left parties, social-democrat and socialist parties, political psychology, political communication, elections and campaigns. I would also be interested in supervising on topics like radicalisation, violence, populism, conflict, emotions. I also dispose an expertise in French and Greek politics.
- POC2083 - The Research Toolkit for Politics and International Relations
- POC2098 - Comparative Politics
- POC2111 - Political Sociology
- POC3051 - Political Psychology of Masses
- POC3111 - Political Sociology
I received a BA in International and European Politics from the University of Macedonia (Greece), a MA in Political Sociology and Public Policy from Sciences Po Paris (IEP) and a MA in Political and Social Communication from Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne universities (France), from which I also received my PhD. My dissertation examined how the professionalization of political communication affected the organizational change of socialist parties in Europe.
Before joining Exeter, I was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Oxford (2016-2017) and a a two-year EU Marie Curie Intra-European fellow (IEF), on the project “Social media and resurgent ethno-nationalism in Greece”, affiliated at Bournemouth University. I have worked in research projects on political behaviour in crisis-ridden Greece (radicalism, indignants' movements) and the Greek diaspora. I have published on party change, elections, campaigns and the rise of right-wing extremism.
I have worked for several years as a political communications expert, drawing my experience form the French private sector (Agence Verte, Paris) and the Greek government (General Secretary for Press and Mass Media, Ministry for Citizens' Protection & the Ministry for Regional Competitiveness and Development).