Welcome new Politics Professors

Published: 14 August 2019

Professor Sergi Pardos-Prado & Professor Anja Neundorf join us in Politics & International Relations.

Welcome to Professor Sergi Pardos-Prado, Professor of Comparative Politics and Professor Anja Neundorf, Professor in Politics & Research Methods.


Professor Sergi Pardos-Prado

Professor Pardos-Prado will be teaching on public opinion, political institutions, and comparative political economy. He will also coordinate research environment strategies for Politics at the University of Glasgow. Before joining, Professor Pardos-Prado was a tenured Associate Professor at Merton College, University of Oxford. Before that, he was a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. He obtained his PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence.

Professor Pardos-Prado’s research interests lie at the intersection between comparative politics, political behaviour, and political economy. His current projects analyse how different types of labour-market structures shape anti-immigrant attitudes and populist radical right voting, and how levels of tax progressivity and immigration affect preferences for generous public spending and welfare states. He is also studying the impact of immigration policy and border control on foreigners' long-term integration and political conflict, among other outcomes. Professor Pardos-Prado’s work relies on a wide range of social science methodologies, including cross-national survey analysis, causal inference techniques, and experiments. His research has important implications for the design of optimal immigration policies in an era of migration flows and populist backlash in Western democracies.

Professor Pardos-Prado’s work has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the British Journal of Political Science, the European Journal of Political Research, and Political Science Research and Methods among others.


Professor Anja Neundorf

Professor Neundorf will contribute teaching in the area of democracy, autocracy and elections. She will also take on the role as Director for Postgraduate Research Training at the College of Social Sciences, where she will oversee and contribute to the research method teaching for PhD and MRes students. Before joining the University of Glasgow, Professor Neundorf held positions at the University of Nottingham (2013-2019) and Nuffield College, University of Oxford (2010-2012). She received her PhD from the University of Essex.  

Professor Neundorf’s research interests lie at the intersection of political behaviour, research methods, and comparative politics. In her current project, she is studying the long-term impact of autocratic regimes on civil society that could undermine democratisation processes. Using a statistical methodological approach, the study investigates the legacy of dictatorships from over 100 countries from around the globe covering the entire 20th century. She is also working on the impact of online civic education programmes to promote democracy and mobilse citizens to participate in politics in new democracies. In collaboration with Democracy International, a US-based NGO, she is currently conducting field experiments in Tunisia on this topic. This work is funded by the US State Department. Professor Neundorf’s research has important implication for democracy aid, addressing issues of how to best support the mass population in transitioning societies.

Her work has been widely published in leading peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, the British Journal of Political Science, West European Politics, Political Behavior, Public Opinion Quarterly, and Social Forces. 


First published: 14 August 2019

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