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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 received my PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence.

I am interested in a wide range of topics in the areas of comparative political sociology, political parties, and quantitative methods.

My current research interests lie at the intersection between political sociology and comparative political science. I am particularly interested in how/when people's social position and attributes influence their values, attitudes and political behaviour, and how the impact of such attributes is shaped by factors such as social and technological change, the political context and people's own experiences (particularly during emerging adulthood). A second strand of my research focuses on the sociological aspects of intra-party behaviour, and how this is influenced by political parties' organisational features.

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 most 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 areas of comparative political sociology broadly related to public opinion, political behaviour and political parties.

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)