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

Reader 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.

My current research interests lie at the intersection of 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 party membership, and how this is influenced by political parties' organisational features.

My current projects include a co-authored book on electoral support for radical left parties in Western Europe (Routledge, forthcoming 2022) 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 (or mixed methods) 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

  • Faculty Teaching and Learning Award (University of Liverpool, 2017)

Funded Fellowships

  • Teaching and Learning Fellowship (University of Liverpool, 2016)