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Dr Raul Gomez Martinez BA(Law), BA(Politics), PGCHE, MA, MRes, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics Politics


Personal Statement

I joined the Department of Politics in 2015, having previously held teaching and research posts at other institutions. I hold a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute and a number of postgraduate degrees, including an MRes in Political and Social Sciences (EUI), an MA in Social Sciences (Juan March Institute) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Democracy, Political Theory and Public Administration (UAM).

I am interested in a wide range of topics in the areas of comparative political sociology, political parties, and quantitative methods. Most of my research revolves around the topics of electoral change, electoral support for radical left parties, and gender and politics.

My current projects include a book on electoral support for radical left parties, which I am co-authoring with Luis Ramiro (UNED), as well as a research project funded by the Leverhulme Trust where I investigate why the electorate of many mainstream conservative parties in Western Europe has become more fragmented and volatile.

I am available to supervise PhD students who wish to do quantitative empirical research in the areas of comparative political science and/or political sociology.

Many of my papers are available for download at Researchgate.

Prizes or Honours

  • Shortlisted for the Alan Beeston Early Career Researcher of the year award (University of Liverpool, 2017)
  • Faculty Teaching and Learning Award (University of Liverpool, 2017)

Funded Fellowships

  • Teaching and Learning Fellowship (jointly with Dr Nicholas Lees) (University of Liverpool, 2016)