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Susan Banducci

Professor of Politics

Travis Coan

Associate Professor in Social Data Science

Susan Banducci Professor of Politics Politics
Travis Coan Associate Professor in Social Data Science Politics
Alexey Bessudnov Associate Professor (Sociology), Director of Education SPA
Dr Lewys Brace Lecturer in Data Analysis (Criminology) SPA
Lorien Jasny Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Politics Politics
Katharine Boyd Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Criminology SPA
Chris Playford Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Sociology SPA
Nitzan Peri-Rotem Lecturer in Quantitative Sociology and Demography SPA
Lewys Brace Lecturer in Data Analytics Politics
Andrei Zhirnov Lecturer in Quantitative Political Science Politics
Simge Andi Lecturer in Politics Politics
Sean Looney Lecturer in Criminology SPA
Hannah Bunting Associate Lecturer in Social Data Analysis (SMART Skills) Politics
Kirils Makarovs
Associate Lecturer in Social Data Analysis (SMART Skills)  SPA
Elahe Naserianhanzaei
Research Fellow on ExID Project  Politics
Michele Scotto di Vettimo
Postdoctoral Research Fellow  Politics

Extremism, Terrorism, Online Extremism, Cybercrime, Cyberterrorism, Cyberwarfare, Open-Source Intelligence, OSINT, Data Science, Social Data Science, Python, Natural Language Processing, NLP, text data

Gabriel Katz Senior Lecturer in Politics Politics
Amy McKay Senior Lecturer in Politics Politics
Jason Reifler Professor in Politics Politics
Clare Saunders Senior Lecturer in Environmental Politics Politics
Darren Schreiber Senior Lecturer in Politics Politics
Oliver James Professor of Political Science Politics
Pallavi Amitava Banerjee Senior Lecturer in Education Education
Anna Mountford-Zimdars Associate Professor, Director of the Centre for Social Mobility Education
ZhiMin Xiao Lecturer in Education Education
Katherin Barg Lecturer in Education Education


Hannah Corfield Q-Step Centre Manager SSIS
Angela Harvey Q-Step Centre Co-ordinator SSIS
Kate Jones Q-Step Centre Administrator SSIS
Chloe Harvey

Q-Step Centre Project Support Officer



Working Title / Area of Interest


Kiran Arabaghatta Basavaraj Computational Politics, Political Communication, Social Media, Misinformation, Indian Politics, NLP, Machine Learning Susan Banducci
Yiyang Gao An Investigation of Ethnic Segregation in English Secondary Schools Alexey Bessudnov
Greg Stride Public confidence in electoral processes in the United Kingdom Susan Banducci
Bella Longdon How does gender and political ideology affect the discourse aorund the #MeToo movement Susan Banducci
Inés Fernández Moral The Transformation of Family Structure and Function in Bahrain Nitzan Peri-Rotem and Irene Fernández Molina
Mirjam Nanko Climate Change Believers and Sceptics: A text-mining approach to measure their impact on the political discourse  Travis Coan
Laura Roldan Gomez Forest in Conflict - A social-ecological analysis of the nexus between armed conflict and deforestation in Colombia between 2000 to 2018 Lorien Jasny
Ned Westwood The heroes and villains of climate change: a multimodal approach to narrative analysis on social media Travis Coan, Hywel Williams and Saffron O'Neill
Jen Wilcox Knife Crime Moral Panic: Assessing the interactional dynamic between the media, public policy and frontline services Katharine Boyd
Aditi Dutta The dynamics of online misogyny: Developing early linguistic warnings for online hate towards women

Susan Banducci

Chico Camargo

Simone Long  An Exploration of the Linguistic and Visual Practices of Far-Right Militia Groups in Online Messaging Boards

Professor Brian Rappert and Dr Lewys Brace

Ranadheer Malla Computational approaches to detecting in-groups in extremist communication

Travis Coan and Laura Smith

Ziyue Zhu The impact of gender stereotypes in UK and US political advertising on election outcomes

Susan Banudcci and Stevens Daniel